The World Champion suffered a painful defeat at the hands of Wang Hao. The Chinese Grandmaster reached a slightly better endgame out of the opening and went on to exploit the advantage of a bishop over a knight in exemplary manner. Replay the game with Chess King, watch the post-game video comment, and read a full report on the final round of the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 at Chess Blog. (Additional chess video goodies in this post: Two must-watch chess videos of Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk!)


Wang,Hao (2752) – Anand,V (2772)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.27
[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.d4 exd4 4.¤xd4 ¤f6 5.¤c3 ¥b4 6.¤xc6 bxc6 7.¥d3 O-O 8.O-O d5 9.exd5 cxd5 10.h3 c6 11.£f3 ¥d6 12.¦e1 h6 13.¥f4 ¥xf4 14.£xf4 ¥e6 15.¤e2 £b8 16.b3 £xf4 17.¤xf4 ¦fe8 18.¤xe6 fxe6 19.¥g6 ¦e7 20.c4 ¤d7 21.¦ac1 ¤f8 22.¥d3 ¢f7 23.cxd5 cxd5 24.b4 ¤d7 25.¦c6 ¤f6 26.a4 e5 27.f3 ¦d8 28.¢f2 e4 29.fxe4 dxe4 30.¥c4+ ¢g6 31.¢e3 ¢h7 32.¦c5 ¦ed7 33.a5 ¦d2 34.¦e2 ¦d1 35.a6 ¤d7 36.¦c7 ¤e5 37.¥e6 ¢g6 38.¦xa7 ¦1d6 39.¥a2 ¤c6 40.¦b7 ¦d3+ 41.¢f2 ¤d4 42.¥f7+ ¢f5 43.¦e1 ¦d2+ 44.¢g1 ¢f4 45.¥c4 g6 46.a7 ¢g3 47.¥f1 ¤f3+ 48.gxf3 exf3 49.¦f7 With Rf7 White takes away Black’s only available shot of f2+ because 49. …f2+ 50.Rxf2 RxRf2 51.Re3+