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.
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.
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From a game Napoleon – General Bertrand, St. Helena 1818
White plays and wins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
We’re all waiting for the very exciting World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. You can find all the helpful information about the official website at ChessBlog. Meanwhile, while you wait, here’s a difficult chess puzzle – White to play and checkmate in three! This chess puzzle is by R. Tavariani.
The Halloween Gambit (also known as the Müller–Schulze Gambit or Leipzig Gambit) is an aggressive chess opening gambit in which White sacrifices a knight early-on for a single pawn. The opening is an offshoot of the normally staid Four Knights Game and is defined by the moves:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Nc3 Nf6
( Psst… something spooky here tonight…)