Round 11 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013: Magnus Carlsen was put to the test by Wang Hao who managed to reach a better endgame in a Sicilian Rossolimo. Just when the squeeze seemed to be on, the Chinese Grandmaster traded his active knight for the passive black bishop, missing a clever defence that allowed Carlsen to completely equalize in the ensuing rook endgame. Replay the game with Chess King, watch the post-game video comments, and read a report on Chess Blog.


Wang,Hao (2752) – Carlsen,M (2861)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.25
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