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Carlsen Beats Anand Again, Leads 4-2 - UPDATE: VIDEO

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 16/11/13 07:03.

On Saturday Magnus Carlsen increased his lead in the World Championship match against Viswanathan Anand to 4-2. In a quiet Ruy Lopez, the 22-year-old Norwegian equalized comfortably, got a slight initiative, won a pawn, then another one but the rook ending was probably still drawn. However, Anand again failed to find the best defense and had to resign at move 67.

And he did it again. With an almost unprecedented will to win, Magnus Carlsen ground down Vishy Anand in another rook ending to take a two-point lead in the match. The cold, engine-driven evaluations were constantly saying "draw", but the practical problems Anand had to solve again proved to be too much for the 44-year old Indian GM.

VIDEO

Avoiding the Berlin Ending with the move 4.d3 seemed like a good practical decision by the World Champion, and his 10.Bg5 got Carlsen thinking for 25 minutes. From move 15 onwards, it was clear that Anand was going to try his luck on the kingside. Step one was to try and land a knight on f5.

However, Carlsen found a number of excellent maneuvers and when all the minor pieces were traded it was clear that Black was at least equal. In fact, after 26...c4! it suddenly became clear that it was the Norwegian who was playing for a win.

With a timely exchange, Carlsen left his opponent with a bad pawn structure but the question was how he would improve further. “I thought I got a pretty solid position out of the opening. Then at some point I was little bit better but nothing much was going on.” But then, Anand either “sacrificed or blundered” a pawn, as Carlsen put it at the press conference. Asked about his surprising 38.Qg3, Anand said: “What can I say, some days it just goes like that.”


Carlsen obviously took the pawn, and it was clear that he was going to torture his opponent for quite some time. “After that I got a very good rook ending but I am not at all sure if it is winning,” the challenger said. As he allowed h4-h5 Anand was well on his way to draw the game anyway, until Carlsen found one more miniplan. “I had one little trap, this Kf4-Ke3 etc. Fortunately he went for it.”

Both players felt that it was all over when Black got Ke3 in, but analysis shows that there was still one more chance to draw with White, missed by Anand, on move 60.


Vishy Anand was clearly upset. “I mean, today was a heavy blow. I will not pretend otherwise. Nothing to be done, you just go on.” A Norwegian journalist asked how he would deal with it, to which Anand answered: “Well you just do your best.” The same journalist wanted him to elaborate on his answer, to which Anand answered: “Doing your best means doing your best. I dont know why you don't understand English?”

Sunday is another rest day. On Monday the second half of the match starts, with Vishy Anand again playing with the white pieces. He needs a win soon.

The players in the rest area, minutes before the start of the game
Anand getting his tea, like every day
Carlsen arrives, and the players shake hands — Anand doesn't look up
Still many media are represented in Chennai
Another Berlin, but we won't see the ending this day
Vishy Anand deeply concentrated and under pressure
Carlsen obviously more relaxed, sitting on a 3-2 lead

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  • hace 11 meses

    ghombau60

    I dont simply HATE people. I was NOT brought up by my parents and my community to hate people. I dont hate Mr.Anand he is a great guy and a World champion. As far as this Chess Championship is concern there are only two contestant...Anand and Carlsen. I have to choose one to be a favourite and give support all way and i choose Magnus Carlsen...BUT i dont hate Mr.Anand. I think most civilised citizen can agree with me. Cheers to All chess community Wink .

  • hace 11 meses

    y_r_u_so_bad_lol

    Am1n3, you did indeed say Carlsen makes nonsense / no-sense moves.

    "For exemple when his opponent trying to find novelties for his own opening repertories, Carslen try to find the most nosense moves to complicate positions and put many sneaky traps everywhere and hope that his opponent fall in."

    "Carlsen is a player who wins for himself, not for chess community, his games are nosense"

    Both your quotes, which are obviously wrong - Carlsen makes moves that make sense and are solid moves (otherwise any GM would punish him for them), but are unconventional. Deviating from book lines and placing the board in an awkward situation does not imply 'nonsense'. 

  • hace 11 meses

    Mulaton

    begun? so much respect for anand but I think this is over already

  • hace 11 meses

    ROYALCHESS1

    Even though I felt that Magnus was going to be playing Anand since last year, nothing is a done deal until it's over.  Anand hasn't come this far for this long by being a push-over; he's got his own support team as well as Magnus does. This battle has only begun!!  

  • hace 11 meses

    buks_narans

    Very cool and interesting game by both players, too bad Anand made some mistakes which gave Carlsen clear chance of victory. Anyway, I salute to both players displaying a very high level of chess game.

  • hace 11 meses

    theKingSwings

    i was watching the game online, it appeared that Anand made his last couple of moves rather quickly despite having almost half an hour on his clock. those were the moves that gave away the draw

    i wonder why he did that.

  • hace 11 meses

    PrinceAAwe

    @Am1n3 Stop insulting Anand and all GMs by saying carlsen makes "Nonsence" Moves. Anand is in the top 10 in the world and is WC for a few years now defending his title against some strong players. so if u say Carlsen is winning Anand by just making "nonsence" moves, then where does that put Anand? Are u saying he is a weak player to not being able to take advantage of Carlsen's so called "nonsece" moves? If Carlsen made "nonsence" moves he wouldnt be at #1 in the world.

    Aside from that was very suprized at todays result, was watching the game but had to leave(looked like a draw when i left). and then when I came to see the result Carlsen won. Lets see if Anand can pull out something tomorrow. But so far very interesting games cant wait for game 7..Will Anand strike back? or will Carlsen continue his rampage? cant wait to see lol :)

    Thanks for the Excellent Coverage

  • hace 11 meses

    Mulaton

    the world of chess just need a new World champion, nothing against anand who did an excellent job by holding it until a real talent replace him and defend the title for many years the way its suppoused to be.

  • hace 11 meses

    PRILSTONE

    mozart of chess! Congratz

  • hace 11 meses

    PRILSTONE

    I'm also a fan of anand but i think anand's going to be dethroned. Hope he will give his best for his fans epecially his fans at India. All respect to the champion trying to hold on to his title by taking his chances.

  • hace 11 meses

    Vallenn

    i love your opening" berlin "

  • hace 11 meses

    Sahasrara

    @Am1n3 I don't think you or most people on this chat have the potential to criticize Carlsen. Nonsense moves? In chess, every move is crucial, there is strategy, tactics, tempo and more, if you think Carlsen makes random moves, then I think his games are just outside of your chess level. 

  • hace 11 meses

    Vallenn

    wiswanathan anand has been left the battle for next round because magnus carlsen is very stronger player....... he is a number 1 in world chess

  • hace 11 meses

    PRILSTONE

    I love carlsen's sneaky moves

  • hace 11 meses

    albatrosses

    Anand is psychologically lost against Carlsen. All the opening prep are no match to Carlsen's amazing endgame skills.

  • hace 11 meses

    Hans-Kristoph-H

    I wish I was as sure of everything about this match as everyone else here! I would have been a GM at three years of age!

  • hace 11 meses

    Melchizedek10

    Racism is a fact and it still exist...lesser than racism is biasism...only by the power of enlightenment can this great ignorance be destroy!

  • hace 11 meses

    sapientdust

    Where have you seen hate toward Anand? Can you give specific examples?

    I am a huge fan of Carlsen, but that doesn't mean I don't also have tremendous respect for Anand, whose long-term reputation is ensured based on his previous accomplishments, regardless of what happens in this match that comes at the tail end of his career (assuming he doesn't manage to turn things around, as seems extremely difficult at this point).

  • hace 11 meses

    Melchizedek10

    When Kramnik, Topalov, and Gelfand lose...did you see that much negative comments toward them??...or from Anand fans?....So then to those who have such negatives about Anand...are you an intelligent human being??..Why so different?

  • hace 11 meses

    Melchizedek10

    If Carlsen fans trying to make their point and portray him as someone who deserve everyone love and praise...why then on the other hand have such negative comments and hate toward Anand who is if not worthy of the same love and praise as Carlsen?...what kind of rational human are you?...some kind of hypocricy two face here as it seem!

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