Yesterday was the first round of the new Grand Slam Chess Final. it is being held in Bilbao, Spain. Magnus Carlsen got of to a great start as he defeated Levon Aronian with black. It reminded me of the candidates matches they played in Elista earlier. There Carlsen put up a tremendous fight to constantly get back into the match.
It could have been quite a vote yesterday, for playing with the black pieces, had Ivanchuk seized his opportunity to capitalize on a promising position against Anand. It is this game that I am taking a look at in the video: