London Chess Candidates 2013 Round 3: Magnus Carlsen gained his first victory at the tournament squeezing out a win from a drawish position against former World Title Challenger Boris Gelfand. Thanks to Queenside double passer-pawns, the World No. 1 was able to showcase a delightful endgame for his fans. Check out a full report on Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King below.


Gelfand, Boris (2740) – Carlsen, Magnus (2872)

Result: 0-1
Site: London ENG
Date: 2013.03.17
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