This is a Game 2 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has .5 points and Carlsen has .5 points going into round 2.
This is a Game 1 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway.
This is the final round game between Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian from the 1st Sinquefield Cup chess tournament. The tournament was held in the United States – Saint Louis, Missouri at the Saint Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (Home of the World Chess Hall of Fame). We observe a closed system of the Ruy Lopez with the bulk of play following on the queenside, where black has a space advantage and pressure on an overextended pawn, and white has a nice outpost on c4. At the elite level of chess you can be certain a pawn will not be lost without some form of compensation, as was the case in this game where a struggle to untangle ones pieces ensues. This is the last chess tournament game Magnus Carlsen will play until the 2013 World Chess Championship Match where he’ll play as the candidate to the reigning World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. Game 1 of the 12-game match for the 2013 World Chess Champion title between Anand and Carlsen begins on November 9th, 2013.
Peter Svidler plays the closed system of the Ruy Lopez against Magnus Carlsen in Round 6 of 14 at the 2013 Candidates Chess Tournament. This tournament’s winner will be the challenger to Viswanathan Anand for the next World Chess Champion title.
The #1 ranked chess player in the world, Magnus Carlsen, battles the reigning World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, in Round 9 of the 2012 Chess Masters Final in Bilbao. The opening is a Sicilian Defense, Canal-Sokolsky Attack where Carlsen sacrifices a pawn to induce kingside weaknesses. Anand’s defense proves to be a very difficult task. Might Magnus Carlsen be the challenger for the 2014 World Chess Championship title, and might this game be a preview of an ensuing battle?