GREAT TALENT!! Viswanathan Anand vs Fabiano Caruana || Croatia GCT 2019 - Round 8
One draw that was decidedly not boring took place between Fabiano Caruana and Vishy Anand. A colleague at the time asked me about Caruana taking 21 minutes for 16...c4?! When calculating a sac of a full pawn that early, which can quickly snowball into a significant material disadvantage without understanding the positional gain, you must be completely sure of your calculation and understand how the potential endgame may play out. I then decided that the positional advantage was minimal and that it was just out of desperation because the position was very bad regardless.
Luckily, Caruana didn't care about that and managed to claw his way back into a game which looked lost. After a series of inaccuracies by Anand including 24.Qf1?! as well as 36.Ne3?! Caruana was able to make his way back into the game through his trademark technique and defensive prowess: