Quick doodle. The world chess championship is going on right now in Chennai, India, with Viswanathan Anand defending his title against Magnus Carlsen. The much younger Carlsen is the media darling of the moment (he’s a model as well as a chess genius) and most bets are on him as Anand is nearing the age when chess masters usually retire. At the time of this posting, 7 out of the 12 matches had been played, with 2 wins for Carlsen and 5 draws, so the predictions are looking accurate.
I wanted to do a piece about Anand contemplating this game that the critics think he’s lost already. Regardless of the past matches, there’s one thing he’s got to do: decide his next move.