World Chess Championship 2013

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Game 2, Anand-Carlsen, ½–½

Anand opened with e4, and Carlsen chose to respond with the Caro–Kann Defence, his first time doing so in a competitive match since 2011. Anand employed a variation, with his 14th move - a queen-side castle (0-0-0). This was followed by a knight exchange in the centre, with Carlsen then advancing his queen to d5. This enabled a trade, and, to the surprise of commentators and the audience, Anand accepted the trade, rather than pressing forward with 18.Qg4. The resulting endgame was balanced; Anand exerting pressure on Carlsen's pawn shield, by placing his rooks on the kingside - forcing a repetition of moves and a draw.

Caro–Kann Defence

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 e6 8.Ne5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Nd7 11.f4 Bb4+ 12.c3 Be7 13.Bd2 Ngf6 14.O-O-O O-O 15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 Nxe5 17.fxe5 Qd5 18.Qxd5 cxd5 19.h5 b5 20.Rh3 a5 21.Rf1 Rac8 22.Rg3 Kh7 23.Rgf3 Kg8 24.Rg3 Kh7 25.Rgf3 Kg8 ½–½

Match score: 1-1 (two draws)

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:03 pm

Game 3, Carlsen–Anand, ½–½

Réti Opening, King's Indian Attack (ECO A07)

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.c4 dxc4 4.Qa4+ Nc6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.Nc3 e5 7.Qxc4 Nge7 8.0–0 0–0 9.d3 h6 10.Bd2 Nd4 11.Nxd4 exd4 12.Ne4 c6 13.Bb4 Be6 14.Qc1 Bd5 15.a4 b6 16.Bxe7 Qxe7 17.a5 Rab8 18.Re1 Rfc8 19.axb6 axb6 20.Qf4 Rd8 21.h4 Kh7 22.Nd2 Be5 23.Qg4 h5 24.Qh3 Be6 25.Qh1 c5 26.Ne4 Kg7 27.Ng5 b5 28.e3 dxe3 29.Rxe3 Bd4 30.Re2 c4 31.Nxe6+ fxe6 32.Be4 cxd3 33.Rd2 Qb4 34.Rad1 Bxb2 35.Qf3 Bf6 36.Rxd3 Rxd3 37.Rxd3 Rd8 38.Rxd8 Bxd8 39.Bd3 Qd4 40.Bxb5 Qf6 41.Qb7+ Be7 42.Kg2 g5 43.hxg5 Qxg5 44.Bc4 h4 45.Qc7 hxg3 46.Qxg3 e5 47.Kf3 Qxg3+ 48.fxg3 Bc5 49.Ke4 Bd4 50.Kf5 Bf2 51.Kxe5 Bxg3+ ½–½

Match score: 1.5-1.5 (three draws)

According to some commentators, Anand possibly missed a chance for a victory.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by reflection » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:43 pm

I feel Anand was the better player, but we'll see how it develops. The press conferences at the end are some of the most lamest things ever. Empty questions and empty answers. :jumping:

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by Samma » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:33 am

Seems like draws are extremely common...
just like tic-tac-toe :jumping:

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:39 am

Samma wrote:Seems like draws are extremely common...
just like tic-tac-toe :jumping:
Especially at this level. It is quite likely that the winner of the match might be the one who wins (a game) first. After that, that player would play it very safe and defensively, playing for draws the rest of the match to win 6.5 - 5.5.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:40 am

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:49 pm

Game 4, Anand-Carlsen, 1/2-1/2

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 11. Nc3 Kc8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 14. Rd2 c5 15. Rad1 Be6 16. Ne1 Ng6 17. Nd3 b6 18. Ne2 Bxa2 19. b3 c4 20. Ndc1 cxb3 21. cxb3 Bb1 22. f4 Kb7 23. Nc3 Bf5 24. g4 Bc8 25. Nd3 h5 26. f5 Ne7 27. Nb5 hxg4 28. hxg4 Rh4 29. Nf2 Nc6 30. Rc2 a5 31. Rc4 g6 32. Rdc1 Bd7 33. e6 fxe6 34. fxe6 Be8 35. Ne4 Rxg4+ 36. Kf2 Rf4+ 37. Ke3 Rf8 38. Nd4 Nxd4 39. Rxc7+ Ka6 40. Kxd4 Rd8+ 41. Kc3 Rf3+ 42. Kb2 Re3 43. Rc8 Rdd3 44. Ra8+ Kb7 45. Rxe8 Rxe4 46. e7 Rg3 47. Rc3 Re2+ 48. Rc2 Ree3 49. Ka2 g5 50. Rd2 Re5 51. Rd7+ Kc6 52. Red8 Rge3 53. Rd6+ Kb7 54. R8d7+ Ka6 55. Rd5 Re2+ 56. Ka3 Re6 57. Rd8 g4 58. Rg5 Rxe7 59. Ra8+ Kb7 60. Rag8 a4 61. Rxg4 axb3 62. R8g7 Ka6 63. Rxe7 Rxe7 64. Kxb3 ½-½

Almost 5.5 hours! An almost victory for Carlsen. He had a pawn up from the middle game. Now both players have just narrowly missed a victory.

Match score: 2-2 (4 games, 4 draws)
Last edited by DNS on Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: posted game 3 moves by mistake; game 4 now showing

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by reflection » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:22 pm

Interesting game - too deep for me to follow sometimes even the basic ideas, even if I wouldn't have been doing other stuff in the meantime.

(I think the moves you posted are not right, though. It's yesterdays game.)

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:27 pm

Oops; thanks for letting me know. I posted the correct moves now for game 4.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:06 pm

Game 5

Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit

1. c4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 c5 7. a3 Ba5 8. Nf3 Nf6 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd3 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Ng4 12. O-O-O Nxe3 13. fxe3 Bc7 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Qxd8+ Bxd8 16. Be2 Ke7 17. Bf3 Bd7 18. Ne4 Bb6 19. c5 f5 20. cxb6 fxe4 21. b7 Rab8 22. Bxe4 Rxb7 23. Rhf1 Rb5 24. Rf4 g5 25. Rf3 h5 26. Rdf1 Be8 27. Bc2 Rc5 28. Rf6 h4 29. e4 a5 30. Kd2 Rb5 31. b3 Bh5 32. Kc3 Rc5+ 33. Kb2 Rd8 34. R1f2 Rd4 35. Rh6 Bd1 36. Bb1 Rb5 37. Kc3 c5 38. Rb2 e5 39. Rg6 a4 40. Rxg5 Rxb3+ 41. Rxb3 Bxb3 42. Rxe5+ Kd6 43. Rh5 Rd1 44. e5+ Kd5 45. Bh7 Rc1+ 46. Kb2 Rg1 47. Bg8+ Kc6 48. Rh6+ Kd7 49. Bxb3 axb3 50. Kxb3 Rxg2 51. Rxh4 Ke6 52. a4 Kxe5 53. a5 Kd6 54. Rh7 Kd5 55. a6 c4+ 56. Kc3 Ra2 57. a7 Kc5 58. h4 Kd5 1-0

Carlsen wins game 5 ! ! !

Match score: 3-2

FInally after 4 draws there is a victory for one of the players. The game was very even all the way to about move 40. Many top players probably would have offered or accepted a draw up to around 40 or further, but Carlsen pushed on and attained victory.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:56 pm

The following current & former "undisputed" world chess champions were also at the top of the chess ratings list:

Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, and Anand

That is the complete list of champions who at the time were also at the top according to the elo chess ratings too. Carlsen will join this illustrious list if he wins this match. Carlsen's current elo rating is 2870 which is nearly 100 points higher than Anand.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by Modus.Ponens » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:29 pm

I found this truly amazing!

"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:10 pm

Yes, he is amazing! I was always pulling for Anand in past tournaments, but now I really wouldn't mind seeing Carlsen win. Anand has been champion for enough years and Carlsen might do well for the sport.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by reflection » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:36 am

Today Carlsen played like a computer. Move after move he followed the computer's advise in a game with many deep lines, amazing. Anand was doing well, but at a certain point he started making some small mistakes which accumulated into a loss.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by DNS » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:27 pm

Game 6

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Re1 a6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 d6 10. Bg5 Be6 11. Nbd2 h6 12. Bh4 Bxb3 13. axb3 Nb8 14. h3 Nbd7 15. Nh2 Qe7 16. Ndf1 Bb6 17. Ne3 Qe6 18. b4 a5 19. bxa5 Bxa5 20. Nhg4 Bb6 21. Bxf6 Nxf6 22. Nxf6+ Qxf6 23. Qg4 Bxe3 24. fxe3 Qe7 25. Rf1 c5 26. Kh2 c4 27. d4 Rxa1 28. Rxa1 Qb7 29. Rd1 Qc6 30. Qf5 exd4 31. Rxd4 Re5 32. Qf3 Qc7 33. Kh1 Qe7 34. Qg4 Kh7 35. Qf4 g6 36. Kh2 Kg7 37. Qf3 Re6 38. Qg3 Rxe4 39. Qxd6 Rxe3 40. Qxe7 Rxe7 41. Rd5 Rb7 42. Rd6 f6 43. h4 Kf7 44. h5 gxh5 45. Rd5 Kg6 46. Kg3 Rb6 47. Rc5 f5 48. Kh4 Re6 49. Rxb5 Re4+ 50. Kh3 Kg5 51. Rb8 h4 52. Rg8+ Kh5 53. Rf8 Rf4 54. Rc8 Rg4 55. Rf8 Rg3+ 56. Kh2 Kg5 57. Rg8+ Kf4 58. Rc8 Ke3 59. Rxc4 f4 60. Ra4 h3 61. gxh3 Rg6 62. c4 f3 63. Ra3+ Ke2 64. b4 f2 65. Ra2+ Kf3 66. Ra3+ Kf4 67. Ra8 Rg1 0-1

Carlsen wins game 6 !!!

Match score: 4-2

Back to back victories for Carlsen; rare at this level and Carlsen was playing black.

There are only 6 games left in the match. Carlsen only needs 2.5 more points to win the match, which he could do with simply 5 draws. Or he could even lose one game and draw the rest and still win the match. It looks like we will be seeing a new champion soon.

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