Norwegian fans exulted as World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen drew first blood at the Chennai World Chess Championship 2013 today with a fine win in Game 5. Carlsen struck through Anand’s defenses in a game that almost nearly went to a draw in a Rook and pawns endgame. Magnus Carlsen was up one pawn up and ground out the win from the bare minimum. You can read a report at Chess Blog. Replay the game below with Chess King. It was almost a perfect game with the World Champion playing that wee bit sub-optimal at 13. …Bc7 and 45. …Rc1+. Enough, however, for Carlsen to draw blood. All chances to salvage things with 57. … Kc5 were gone and Viswanathan Anand resigned shortly afterwards.


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

Result: 1-0
Site: Chennai
Date: 2013.11.15
[…] 1.c4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.♘c3 c6 4.e4 dxe4 5.♘xe4 ♗b4+ 6.♘c3 c5 7.a3 ♗a5 8.♘f3 ♘f6 9.♗e3 ♘c6 10.♕d3 cxd4 11.♘xd4 ♘g4 12.O-O-O ♘xe3 13.fxe3 ♗c7
13…O-O 14.♘xc6 bxc6 15.b4 ♗c7 16.♕xd8 ♖xd8 17.♖xd8+ ♗xd8 18.♗e2 ♗g5 19.♔d2 f5 20.♖d1 ♗d7 21.♗f3 ♖d8 22.c5 ♔f7 23.♔e2 ♗f6 (0:00:13) 13.fxe3
13…♕e7 14.♘xc6 bxc6 15.♘e4 O-O 16.♕d6 ♕c7 17.b4 ♖d8 18.♕xd8+ ♕xd8 19.♖xd8+ ♗xd8 20.♘d6 a5 21.♔d2 axb4 22.♘xc8 ♖xc8 23.axb4 (0:00:13) 13.fxe3
(13…♘xd4 14.exd4 ♗d7 15.♔b1 O-O 16.♗e2 ♕g5 17.♗f3 (0:00:00) 13.fxe3) 14.♘xc6 bxc6 15.♕xd8+ ♗xd8 16.♗e2 ♔e7 17.♗f3 ♗d7 18.♘e4 ♗b6 19.c5 f5 20.cxb6 fxe4 21.b7 ♖ab8 22.♗xe4 ♖xb7 23.♖hf1 ♖b5 24.♖f4 g5 25.♖f3 h5 26.♖df1 ♗e8 27.♗c2 ♖c5 28.♖f6 h4 29.e4 a5 30.♔d2 ♖b5 31.b3 ♗h5 32.♔c3 ♖c5+ 33.♔b2 ♖d8 34.♖1f2 ♖d4 35.♖h6 ♗d1 36.♗b1 ♖b5 37.♔c3 c5 38.♖b2 e5 39.♖g6 a4 40.♖xg5 ♖xb3+ 41.♖xb3 ♗xb3 42.♖xe5+ ♔d6 43.♖h5 ♖d1 44.e5+ ♔d5 45.♗h7 ♖c1+
45…h3 46.♖xh3 ♔xe5 47.♖e3+ ♔f6 48.♗c2 ♖c1 49.♖e2 ♗xc2 50.♖xc2 ♖h1 51.♖f2+ ♔g5 52.h3 ♖a1 53.♔b2 ♖e1 (0:00:00) 45.Bh7
45…♖e1 46.♗g8+ ♔c6 47.♖h6+ ♔c7 48.♗h7 ♖xe5 49.♖xh4 ♖e2 50.♗e4 ♔d6 51.g3 ♗d5 52.♗d3 (0:00:00) 45.Bh7
45…♖a1 46.♖g5
46.♗g8+ ♔c6 47.♗xb3 ♖xa3 48.♔c4 axb3 49.♖h6+ ♔d7 50.h3 b2 51.♖b6 ♖a2 52.♔xc5 ♔c7 53.♖c6+ ♔d7 54.♖b6 ♔c7 (0:00:11) 45…Ra1
46…♖xa3 47.♗g8+ ♔e4 48.♗xb3 ♖xb3+ 49.♔c4 ♖e3 50.e6 ♔f4 51.♖h5 ♔g4 52.♖xc5 ♖xe6 53.♔b4 ♖e2 54.h3+ ♔f4 55.♖c4+ ♔f5 56.♖xh4 ♖xg2 57.♖c4 a3 58.♔xa3 ♖g3+ 59.♔a4 ♖e3 60.♔b5 (0:00:11) 45…Ra1
46.♔b2 ♖g1 47.♗g8+ ♔c6 48.♖h6+ ♔d7 49.♗xb3 axb3 50.♔xb3 ♖xg2 51.♖xh4 ♔e6
51…♖e2 52.a4 ♖xe5 53.♔c4 ♖e2 54.♖h7+ ♔c6 55.♖h6+ ♔b7 56.a5 ♖c2+ 57.♔b5 c4 58.a6+ ♔a7 59.♖h7+ ♔a8 60.h4 c3 61.♔c4 ♖a2 62.♔xc3 ♖xa6 63.h5 ♔b8 64.h6 ♔c8 65.♔d4 ♔d8 66.♔e5 (0:00:04) 51.Rxh4
51…♖g5 52.a4 ♖xe5 53.♔c4 ♖e2 54.♖h7+ ♔c6 55.♖h6+ ♔b7 56.a5 ♖c2+ 57.♔b5 c4 58.a6+ ♔a7 59.♖h7+ ♔a8 60.h4 c3 61.♔c4 ♖a2 62.♔xc3 ♖xa6 63.h5 ♔b8 64.h6 ♔c8 65.♔d4 ♔d8 66.♔e5 (0:00:04) 51.Rxh4
52.a4 ♔xe5 53.a5 ♔d6 54.♖h7 ♔d5 55.a6 c4+ 56.♔c3 ♖a2 57.a7 ♔c5 58.h4