'Twas Easy!

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen began Sunday at the Astana World Rapid Chess Championship with a win and a loss! His first loss of the tournament came in the 12th round to Vassily Ivanchuk. The tournament is on right now and three more rounds are to be played in the next few hours. But, we have time to quickly go through the Chucky-Carlsen chess game.


Carlsen, Magnus – Ivanchuk, Vassily

Result: 0-1
Site: Astana
Date: 2012.07.08
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 ¥b4 4.¤f3 ¤e4 5.£c2 f5 6.g3 b6 7.¥g2 ¥b7 8.¤d2 ¥xc3 9.bxc3 ¤d6 10.d5 ¤a6 11.O-O O-O 12.¥a3 £f6 13.e4 f4 14.¦ab1 ¦ae8 15.£d3 e5 16.¤b3 ¤b8 17.¥xd6 £xd6 18.c5 £f6 19.c4 d6 20.c6 ¥c8 21.c5 f3 22.¥h1 ¥a6 23.£e3 ¥xf1 24.¦xf1 bxc5 25.¤d2 ¤a6 26.£a3 ¤b4 27.£b3 ¦b8 28.£c4 £g5 29.¤xf3 ¦xf3 30.¥xf3 £d2 31.a3 ¤d3 32.¥g4 ¦f8 33.f3 g6 34.£b5 c4 35.£b7 £a5 36.¢g2 ¢g7 37.h4 h5 38.¥e6 ¢h6 39.¢h3 £d2 40.£xc7 £e2 41.£e7 £xf1+ 42.¢h2 £f2+ 43.¢h3 ¤f4+ 44.gxf4 £xf3+