Game 3 at the Chennai Carlsen – Anand World Chess Championship 2013 ended in a draw, but a fighting one that went all the way to the bitter end played over four hours. At one point, reigning World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand had a serious advantage, but Challenger Magnus Carlsen steered along to a safe draw as Anand did not play 29. Bxb2. It was an exciting game that would have surely left even the spectators drained of all energy, what to speak of the players. Replay the game with Chess King. Read a full news report on Game 3 of the World Chess Championship at Chess Blog.

Carlsen, Magnus (2870) – Anand, Viswanathan (2775)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Chennai
Date: 2013.11.12
[…] 1.♘f3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.c4 dxc4 4.♕a4+ ♘c6 5.♗g2 ♗g7 6.♘c3 e5 7.♕xc4 ♘ge7 8.O-O O-O 9.d3 h6 10.♗d2 ♘d4 11.♘xd4 exd4 12.♘e4 c6 13.♗b4 ♗e6 14.♕c1
14.♕c5 ♘d5 15.♗a3 ♕c7 16.♖ac1 a5 17.♕d6 ♖fd8 18.♕xc7 ♘xc7 19.♗c5 ♘d5 20.a3 b6 21.♗d6 c5 22.h4 a4 (0:00:07) 13…Be6
14.♕c2 b6
14…a5 15.♗a3 b6 16.♘d6 c5 17.♗xa8 ♕xa8 18.♘e4 ♕c6 19.b3 ♘d5 20.♗b2 f5 21.♘d2 ♘b4 22.♕d1 (0:00:02) 14.Qc2
15.♗xe7 ♕xe7 16.♕xc6 ♖ac8 17.♕a4 ♕c7 18.♗f3 ♗h3 19.♖fe1 ♖fe8 20.♕a3 ♗e5 21.b4 ♗e6 22.♖ac1 ♕e7 (0:00:02) 14.Qc2
14…♗d5 15.a4 now begins a slight edge for Black…
15.♗d2 ♘f5 16.h4 ♕d7 17.♗f4 b6 18.♕d2 ♖fe8 19.♗f3 a5 20.♕c2 ♖ac8 21.h5 g5 (0:00:12) 14…Bd5
15.♕f4 b6 16.♘f6+ ♗xf6 17.♕xf6 ♘f5 18.♕xd8 ♖fxd8 19.g4 ♗xg2 20.♔xg2 ♘h4+ 21.♔g3 g5 22.f4 ♖e8 23.fxg5 hxg5 24.♗d2 ♖xe2 25.♗xg5 ♘g6 26.♗f6 ♖d2 (0:00:14) 14…Bd5
15…b6 16.♗xe7 ♕xe7 17.a5 ♖ab8
17…f5 18.♘d2 ♕xe2 19.♖e1 ♕xd3 20.♗f1 omigosh queen trap so no 17… f5 and greed for the e2 pawn
18.♖e1 ♖fc8 19.axb6 axb6 White keeps control of the a-file henceforth throughout the game and that is what that neutralizes Black’s pawn roll on the Queen side as Anand said in the press conference 20.♕f4 ♖d8 21.h4 ♔h7 a subtle move 22.♘d2 ♗e5 23.♕g4 “it could have petered out to a draw with ” or… a nice trick 23…h5
23…♗e6 24.♕f3 ♗d5 25.♕g4 (25.e4 dxe3 26.♕xe3 and a nice pin on the Bishop on e5) 25…♗e6 26.♕f3 ♗d5
24.♕h3 ♗e6 25.♕h1 The White Queen almost goes to a snooze on h1 there because Black simply saves the c6 pawn by pushing it 25…c5 26.♘e4 ♔g7 27.♘g5 b5 28.e3 White’s nerves are showing. Carlsen confessed in the press conference that he was bit nervy today 28…dxe3 29.♖xe3 ♗d4
29…♗xb2 30.♖ae1
30.♖b1 ♗d4 31.♖e2 c4 32.dxc4 bxc4 33.♘xe6+ fxe6 34.♗e4 ♕f7 35.♔g2 ♖b3 36.♕c1 e5 37.♕g5 ♖d6 38.♔h2 ♖xb1 39.♗xb1 (0:00:08) 29…Bxb2
30…♖b6 31.♗h3 ♗d4 32.♖3e2 ♖dd6 33.♗xe6 fxe6 34.♕f3 c4 35.dxc4 bxc4 36.♔g2 e5 37.♖c1 ♖b3 38.♕e4 ♕c7 39.♘f3 ♖b5 40.♘g5 (0:00:08) 29…Bxb2
30.♖e2 c4 31.♘xe6+ fxe6 32.♗e4 cxd3 33.♖d2 ♕b4 34.♖ad1 ♗xb2 35.♕f3 ♗f6 36.♖xd3 ♖xd3 37.♖xd3 ♖d8 38.♖xd8 ♗xd8 39.♗d3 ♕d4 40.♗xb5 ♕f6 41.♕b7+ ♗e7 heading for a draw though the players play it out 42.♔g2 g5 43.hxg5 ♕xg5 44.♗c4 h4 45.♕c7 hxg3 46.♕xg3 e5 47.♔f3 ♕xg3+ 48.fxg3 ♗c5 49.♔e4 ♗d4 50.♔f5 ♗f2 51.♔xe5 ♗xg3+
Pgn of the Game 3 moves [Event “FWCM 2013″] [Site “Chennai”] [Date “2013.11.12”] [Round “3”] [White “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Black “Anand, Viswanathan”] [Result “1/2-1/2″] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nc6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. Nc3 e5 7. Qxc4 Nge7 8. O-O O-O 9. d3 h6 10. Bd2 Nd4 11. Nxd4 exd4 12. Ne4 c6 13. Bb4 Be6 14. Qc1 Bd5 15. a4 b6 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. a5 Rab8 18. Re1 Rfc8 19. axb6 axb6 20. Qf4 Rd8 21. h4 Kh7 22. Nd2 Be5 23. Qg4 h5 24. Qh3 Be6 25. Qh1 c5 26. Ne4 Kg7 27. Ng5 b5 28. e3 dxe3 29. Rxe3 Bd4 30. Re2 c4 31. Nxe6+ fxe6 32. Be4 cxd3 33. Rd2 Qb4 34. Rad1 Bxb2 35. Qf3 Bf6 36. Rxd3 Rxd3 37. Rxd3 Rd8 38. Rxd8 Bxd8 39. Bd3 Qd4 40. Bxb5 Qf6 41. Qb7+ Be7 42. Kg2 g5 43. hxg5 Qxg5 44. Bc4 h4 45. Qc7 hxg3 46. Qxg3 e5 47. Kf3 Qxg3+ 48. fxg3 Bc5 49. Ke4 Bd4 50. Kf5 Bf2 51. Kxe5 Bxg3+ 1/2-1/2