11 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur – At the London Chess Classic 2010, Anand had a victory against Magnus Carlsen while McShane maintains his leadership with a drawn game against Vladimir Kramnik.
On the official website, John Saunders reports that “Today was the big one - world number one plays world number two, right here in London town (we had to pinch ourselves that it was really happening). Note that I didn’t specify precisely which was which - Vishy is numero uno on the official November list but Magnus is no.1 on the unofficial but authoritative ‘live list’. Prior to today they had met nine times in 2010 with five of those at longplay chess (the other shorter stuff doesn’t really count to purists).”
Here is the winning game by World Champion, GM Vishy Anand against GM Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the third round of the London Chess Classic 2010.
* Top photo by Ray Morris Hill