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.


Carlsen, Magnus (2863) – Anand, Viswanathan (2792)

Result: 1-0
Site: Sochi RUS
Date: 2014.11.09
[…] 1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.♗b5 ♘f6 4.d3 ♗c5 5.O-O d6 6.♖e1
6.♘c3 O-O 7.♘a4 ♘d4 8.♘xc5 ♘xb5 9.a4 ♘d4 10.♘xd4 exd4 11.♘b3 c5 12.♗f4 (0:00:24) 5…d6
6…O-O 7.♗xc6 bxc6 8.h3 ♖e8 9.♘bd2
9.♘c3 ♗b6 10.♗e3 h6 11.♕e2 ♗e6 12.b4 ♕d7 13.♖ab1 ♖eb8 14.d4 a5 15.dxe5 axb4 16.♗xb6 ♖xb6 17.exf6 bxc3 18.fxg7 ♔xg7 (0:00:05) 8…Re8
9…♘d7 10.♘c4 ♗b6 11.a4 a5 12.♘xb6 cxb6 13.d4 ♕c7 14.♖a3 a cool idea to get the Rook swinging to the Kingside quickly 14…♘f8 And Black is doing just fine with a solid set-up… 15.dxe5 dxe5 16.♘h4 ♖d8 17.♕h5 that’s almost as if helping White do what they want to in the first place. Unless the Bishop is developed, right now control of the d-file is not of great value. 17…f6 But Magnus is already up to his tricks forcing his opponent to create weaknesses. 18.♘f5 playing g6 here does not win a piece 18…♗e6
18…g6 19.♘h6+ ♔g7 20.♖g3 all bases covered and the Queen can always retreat to f3 20…♖d4 (20…♔h8 21.♕f3) 21.♕h4
19.♖g3 ♘g6 (19…♗f7 20.♖xg7+) (19…♕f7 20.♘h6+) 20.h4 ♗xf5 time to get rid of that strong Knight 21.exf5 ♘f4 22.♗xf4 exf4 23.♖c3 c5 24.♖e6 starting to roll into enemy territory 24…♖ab8 (24…h6 now than ater) 25.♖c4 ♕d7 26.♔h2 ♖f8 27.♖ce4 ♖b7 28.♕e2 b5 29.b3
29.♖e7 ♕d6 30.f3 ♖xe7 31.♖xe7 bxa4 32.♕e4 ♕b8 33.♕xa4 ♕d6 34.♕b3+ ♔h8 35.♕e6 ♕b8 36.♕d5 ♖g8 37.b3 ♕c8 38.♕e6 ♕b8 39.h5 ♖d8 40.♕f7 (0:00:06) 28…b5
29…bxa4 30.bxa4 ♖b4 31.♖e7 ♕d6 32.♕f3 ♖xe4 33.♕xe4 f3+ 34.g3 h5
34…♕d2 35.♕xf3 ♕xc2 36.♔g2 ♔h8 37.♕c6 ♖g8 38.♖a7 ♕c3 39.♕d5 h6 40.♖c7 ♔h7 41.♕xc5 ♕xc5 42.♖xc5 ♖a8 43.♔f3 ♖a7 44.♔f4 ♔g8 45.♖b5 ♔f7 46.g4 ♔e7 47.♖b6 (0:02:10) 34.g3
34…♔h8 35.♖e8 g5 36.fxg6 hxg6 37.♖xf8+ ♕xf8 38.♕xg6 ♕e7 39.♕h5+ ♔g7 40.♕g4+ ♔h7 41.♕xf3 ♔g7 42.♕g4+ ♔h6 43.♕f4+ ♔g6 44.g4 ♔g7 45.♔g3 ♕d7 46.h5 ♕c6 47.h6+ ♔h7 (0:00:11) 34…Kh8
35.♕b7 now there’s no saving the deadly threat on g7. It’s over.