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Anand keeps things peaceful

Anand was able to keep the balance in game three of the World Championship match, an excellent result with black.  He chose to play the Slav Defense, and seemed to be equal or very slightly worse throughout, and drew without difficulty.  Vishy seems to have taken a page out of Kramnik's book, playing the Catalan successfully with white and then the Slav with black, and trade, trade, trade. 

Topalov must be upset about what has happened since he waffle stomped Anand in game one.  Anand was able to win game four in another successful Catalan.  That game is annotated on our website by the newest GM to move to Saint Louis, Hikaru Nakamura!