75th Tata Steel Chess R6: Magnus Carlsen – Ivan Sokolov 1-0

Round 6 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 made it clear that even a slight error against the World No. 1 is suicidal. Ivan Sokolov learned it the hard way. Here is the game you can replay with Chess King. Watch the pretty ending! A report on the tournament is available at Chess Blog.




Carlsen,M (2861) – Sokolov,Ivan (2663)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.18

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O b5 6.¥b3 ¥b7 7.d3 ¥c5 8.a4 O-O 9.¥g5 h6 10.¥h4 d6 11.c3 £e7 12.¤a3 ¤a5 13.¥c2 b4 14.¤b1 g5 15.¥g3 ¤h5 16.¤bd2 ¥a7 17.¦e1 bxc3 18.bxc3 ¤xg3 19.hxg3 £f6 20.£e2 ¦fb8 21.¦ab1 ¥c8 22.¤f1 ¦xb1 23.¦xb1 ¦b8 24.¦xb8 ¥xb8 25.¤e3 ¥a7 26.d4 g4 27.¤d5 £d8 28.¤h4 c6 29.¤e3 h5 30.¤hf5 £f6 31.£d3 ¥b6 32.¥b1 ¢f8 33.¥a2 ¥c7 34.£b1 ¢e8 35.£b4 d5 36.¥b1 exd4 37.cxd4 dxe4 38.¥xe4 ¥e6 39.£c5 ¢d7 40.d5 cxd5 41.¤xd5 ¥xd5 42.£xd5+ ¢c8 43.¤e3 £a1+ 44.¢h2 £xa4 45.£a8+ ¢d7 46.¤d5 ¥d8 47.¥f5+ ¢e8 48.£c8

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