2013 World Chess Championship: Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 2 (Video)

YouTube Added: Nov 10, 2013


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.

Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian – 1st Sinquefield Cup – 2013 (Video)

YouTube Added: 22.10.2013


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.

Magnus Carlsen vs. Vishy Anand (2012 Chess Masters Final – Bilbao – Video)


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?

Magnus Carlsen Vs Alexander Morozevich – World Blitz Championship 2012 (Video)

Already after the 15th move white is already lost and 16. f5 is making things worse (… but this is blitz chess).

21. Bf6 would have been better than 21. Nf6.

Morozevich could have ended this game a lot faster:

33. … Ng4!!! 34. Qe1 Rd1 35.Qxd1 Nf2+

… instead of  34. … Rd6:

34. … Rd1+ 35. Kg2 Rxc6!

… instead of 35. … Kg7:

35. … Rc1+ 36. Kg2 Rd2+ 37. Be2 Rxe2+ 38. Qxe2 Rc2

… instead of  37. Bd5:

37. …Rdd2! 38. Qf1 Bh3 39. Qe1 b2

Later on Carlsen even missed to win the game after 46. …Kf8?? …

… with 47. Qb8+!, …

…but then again this is blitz chess. 🙂

Great game!!!

Hope you’ve enjoyed it.


To analyse the game for yourself (or with your computer) use the Chessgames database:

Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Morozevich – World Blitz Championship 2012 · English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Agincourt Variation (A13) · 0-1

See also:

Morozevich vs Carlsen – World Blitz Championship 2012 – A80 Dutch – 1:0