World Chess Match Game 11 Sochi 2014: Carlsen – Anand 1-0

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen retains his title with a victory in Game 11. The game was an exciting battle of nerves along with both chess stars playing remarkably accurately. Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand came all ready to fight and it was a bit unfortunate that his brave exchange sacrifice – that had the fans with their heart in their mouths – could not fetch him a win. All credit to Magnus Carlsen who put up a show of accurate and masterly chess calculations. Read a nice report on the round at Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

World Chess Match Sochi 2014 Game 10 Anand – Carlsen 1/2-1/2

A draw in Game 10 only brings Magnus Carlsen closer to retaining the world chess champion title and Viswanathan Anand’s job all that harder. Here is the game 10 that you can replay with Chess King. Could there be a plus for White with the d-pawn pressure? It is something the chess theoreticians will work out soon enough. Both players said at the press conference that the line was interesting and needs to be further checked. Read a report on Chess Blog. Anand did give it try to exert some pressure, but none of the two took any risk. Read more…

World Chess Match Sochi 2014 Game 9: A Short Draw

World Chess Championship Sochi 2014 Game 9: From coming near to making the world’s longest world championship game, Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand played out virtually the shortest draw in the match. Replay the game with Chess King below and read a nice report at Chess Blog. Read more…

World Chess Match 2014 Sochi Game 8: ‘Tired’ Carlsen manages to Draw Anand

Game 8 of the World Chess Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand finished in a draw in a just over two hours leaving Magnus Carlsen still with a one-point lead. Carlsen tried a new idea, but Anand was ready to shrug off whatever was thrown at him. Carlsen seemed tired and distracted during the game and admitted thus in the press conference. Score Carlsen 4.5 – Anand 3.5. Read more…

World Chess Match 2014 Sochi Game 7: Carlsen unable to Break Anand Fortress

The World Chess Champion played long and hard to to utilize minimal practical chances for a win. However, Anand demonstrated the required accuracy, and the game ended in a draw on the 122nd move, just three moves short from breaking the record for the longest World Championship game. The fifth game of the match between Anatoly Karpov and Victor Korchnoi in Baguio, 1978, ended in a draw in the 124th move. You can read a nice report on Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King below. Read more…

World Chess Match Sochi 2014: Carlsen – Anand Game 6 1-0

26.Kd2 OMG

When disaster struck for Viswanathan Anand at the World Chess Championship in Sochi during Game 6, no one was watching… at least not the English commentary fans. There was a commercial break for a crucial 26th move by Black. World Champion Magnus Carlsen played 26.Kd2 which was a blunder and would have given Vishy Anand not only two pawns, but an edge in the match and possibly the title itself because of the psychological pressure the win would have exerted on Carlsen. It was not to be. Anand, within a span of 60 seconds, played a pre-planned move and eventually crumbled to a loss. Read a game summary at Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King below. Read more…

World Chess Match Sochi 2014: Carlsen – Anand Game 5 Draw

Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand came prepared for the rare line Magnus Carlsen deployed in Game 5. Carlsen diluted to a drawn a game with plenty of time on his clock, but Anand’s confessions at the post-game press conference possibly meant that he was well-prepared up to move 20.Nd5 at the least. You can read a nice report on Game 5 at Chess Blog. Replay the game below with Chess King. Read more…

World Chess Match Game 4: Carlsen – Anand 1/2-1/2

Game 4 at the World Chess Championship 2014 in Sochi, on Wednesday, was an entertaining and exhausting draw. Magnus Carlsen, playing White struggled to eke out a win, but Vishy Anand held on tenaciously. You can read a nice report on Game at Chess Blog. Replay the game below with Chess King. Read more…

World Chess Match Game 3: Anand’s Killer C-Pawn Stuns Carlsen

World Chess Championship 2014 in Sochi is already nothing compared to the previous ‘version’ in Chennai though the protagonists are same – Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. The Indian Grandmaster delighted chess fans by winning a fantastic, well-planned, scientific Game 3 in Sochi to level the scores 1.5 – 1.5. The excitement is on for sure in Sochi. Replay the game below with Houdini and Chess King. You can read a report on the round at Chess Blog. Read more…

World Chess Match Carlsen – Anand 2014 Game 2 1-0

World Chess Championship 2014 Carlsen – Anand Game 2: Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has struck first in the World Chess Championship in Sochi in Game 2. It was a moment of sudden indiscretion as Anand played a blunder with 34. …h5 in time trouble. Actually speaking, this moment of indiscretion was long coming as Magnus Carlsen piled on the pressure and dragged his opponent to the edge of his composure. The Indian Grandmaster cracked. Reply the game below with Chess King. You can read a nice report on the game at Chess Blog. Read more…

World Chess Match Anand – Carlsen 2014 Game 1 Interesting Draw

World Chess Championship 2014 – Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand 1/2-1/2: Version 2 of the Anand – Carlsen clash for the top title in Sochi, Russia. The first game displayed a strong resolve by Vishy Anand to fight all the way. Carlsen, as well, came armed despite a dull year behind him vis a vis not-too successful tournaments by his standards. The first game was an interesting draw. Replay the game below with Chess King. Find a detailed report at Chess Blog. Read more…

Carlsen-Aronian Chess Puzzle: How White Won?

This is a position from the game Carlsen – Aronian, Bilbao, 2008. Black has played 26. …e5. Magnus Carlsen was just about 100 points less than his current strength at that time. How do you think White won? Replay the full game in the Chess King applet below. Read more…

Game 10 Creative Draw fetches Magnus Carlsen the World Chess Champion title in Chennai

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand said at the post-Game 10 press conference that it was clear that Magnus Carlsen has dominated the match. It’s fair enough to congratulate him and full credit to him, said Viswanathan Anand. He said that it was Game 5 where things started going wrong and Magnus Carlsen is now the new World Chess Champion. Magnus Carlsen said he was honored to have played the match with Vishy Anand and hoped he (Anand) would be back in the Candidates. For a full report, read Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King here. Read more…

World Chess Match Game 9 in Chennai: Tragic 28.Nf1 blunder by Anand, Carlsen 0.5 from World Title

Anand plays 28.Nf1 here and goes down in a blaze of glory

The tragic 28.Nf1 is possibly going to be the deciding factor in the Viswanathan Anand – Magnus Carlsen Chennai World Chess Championship 2013. Viswanathan Anand went into Game 9 with a determined attack and almost crushed Black with a Kingside pawn onslaught. But for the 28.Nf1 blunder, possibly the game could have even been a draw that is if Carlsen could have survived the scary attack. Fate struck while Anand fans were ready to celebrate a fantastic win. Carlsen wins his third point in the match and just needs 1/2 point from the remaining three games of the 12-match World Chess Championship. Anand will have to win all three just to draw level and force a tiebreak. Read the full report on Chess Blog. Read more…

Game 8 Dull Draw in 75 Minutes: Carlsen Keeps 5-3 Lead vs Anand at Chennai World Chess Championship 2013

Game 8 proved to be a dull draw at the Carlsen – Anand World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai on Tuesday. The World No. 1 from Norway keeps his lead of 5-3 over defending champion Viswanathan Anand. Only four more games remain to be played in the classical time-control 12 games. Magnus Carlsen needs 1.5 points from four games to become the next World Chess Champion and just 1 point to stay in contention with a tiebreak. Viswanathan Anand needs at least 3 points from the next four games to force a tiebreak. Anything more of course gets him to retain the World Championship title. Read a full report on Chess Blog. You can replay the Berlin defence game below with Chess King. Read more…

Chennai World Chess Championship 2013 Game 7: Anand Plays Safe Draw, Carlsen Leads 4.5-2.5

Game 7 at the Chennai World Chess Championship 2013 ended as a 32-move draw. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand did not try any sharp lines even as he trails by two points against Carlsen in the World Title Match. Fans expected sharp play from Anand, though he was “happy” to draw what with two straight losses in the previous games. Magnus Carlsen said at the press conference, he could not see any improvements for either player. Read a full report at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

Game 6: Carlsen Forces Win again out of Drawn Position, Leads 4-2 vs Anand at World Chess Match 2013 in Chennai

Game 6 at the Chennai World Chess Championship was another win for Magnus Carlsen playing Black versus reigning World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. The Norwegian once again was in his comfort zone with a game that was almost dead drawn right up to the 59th move when 60. b4 would have held a draw for White. Suddenly things went downhill and Magnus Carlsen, not the one to show any kindness to his opponents, won the second game in a row at the Championship. He leads 4-2. Read a report on Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King below. Read more…

Game 5 at World Chess Match: Carlsen Strikes First, Leads 3-2 versus Anand

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. Read more…

Game 4 Anand – Carlsen World Chess Match: Berlin Defence Troubles Anand, but Thrilling Game ends in Draw

Game 4 was another thrilling chess battle at the Anand – Carlsen World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai today. Magnus Carlsen played his favoured Berlin and was a pawn up pretty soon enough. But, Black was unable to convert the advantage into a win despite having the advantage for most of the game. Anand did say at the press conference that Black had some winning chances though, Carlsen said he could not find any clear win. Anand also pulled out a draw from a time scramble. Thursday is the second rest day at the World Chess Championship. You can access the official website at this link and a nice report at Chess Blog. Read more…

Game 3 Carlsen – Anand World Chess Championship 2013 a Fighting Draw

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. Read more…