GOTW4: Anand - Kovalyov, World Cup 2017

Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov scored the upset of round 2 by defeating five-time World Champion Vishy Anand, with Black! He is now in the enviable position of needing only a draw with White to advance to the third round.  

The win also pushes Anton up to #87 on the Live Rating List.

Game with notes and quotes from Anton in the player below.

postgame interview with ChessBase India


photo: screencap of the winner with FIDE Press Officer Anastasia Karlovich.
more photos: on the CFC Newsletter facebook page 

 Live Games (7am EST)

The ChessBrahs (Eric Hansen, Robin van Kampen and Aman Hambleton in Montreal) + Yasser Seirawan (Seattle) are doing live commentary:

Official Site (GM Ivan Sokolov and guests, with HQ onsite video):

Note: the chess24 link gives visitors the choice of either of the above streams, or others in German, Russian or Spanish, as well as a choice of which game to watch on their demo board. 


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