Chess Candidates 2014 R9: Anand Demolishes Topalov for One-Point Lead

Guess the game! Surely it’s 1-0

Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand is on fire at the Khanty Mansiysk World Chess Candidates 2014. He beat another former world champion, Veselin Topalov, in Round 9. Meanwhile, Levon Aronian tried novel play and lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Anand now has a full point lead! Read a full report on Chess Blog. You can replay the exciting games of Round 9 with Chess King.

Dmitry Andreikin – Peter Svidler

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Date: 2014.03.23
[…] 1.e4 c5 2.♘f3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.♘xd4 ♘f6 5.♘c3 a6 6.h3 e5 7.♘b3 ♗e6 8.g4 d5 9.g5 ♘xe4 10.♘xe4 dxe4 11.♕xd8+ ♔xd8 12.♗g2 ♘c6 13.♗xe4 ♔c7 14.♗d2 h6 15.h4 hxg5 16.hxg5 ♖xh1+ 17.♗xh1 ♗e7 18.O-O-O ♖h8 19.♗e3 ♖h4 20.♗g2 b6 21.a3 a5 22.♖e1 g6 23.♘d2 ♘d4 24.♘f3 ♖g4 25.♗h1 ♗d6 26.♗d2 ♘c6 27.♗e3 ♘d4 28.♗d2 ♘c6 29.♗e3 ♗f5 30.♖g1 ♖xg1+

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