London Chess Classic 2012 R1: McShane-Carlsen 0-1

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen has equaled the all-time highest-rating record of former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Carlsen’s live rating jumped to 2851 in the first round of the London Chess Classic 2012 that began on Saturday, December 1. Carlsen beat Luke McShane in a nice endgame manoeuvre. Run through the game with Chess King.

McShane, Luke – Carlsen, Magnus

Result: 0-1
Site: London ENG
Date: 2012.12.01

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 ¤f6 4.O-O ¤xe4 5.¦e1 ¤d6 6.¤xe5 ¥e7 7.¥f1 ¤f5 8.¤f3 O-O 9.d4 d5 10.g3 ¥f6 11.c3 ¦e8 12.¦xe8+ £xe8 13.¥f4 £d8 14.¥d3 ¤fe7 15.¤a3 a6 16.¤c2 ¥f5 17.¥xf5 ¤xf5 18.g4 ¤fe7 19.¤e3 g6 20.£f1 £d7 21.£h3 ¥g7 22.£g3 ¦c8 23.g5 ¤d8 24.¥e5 ¤e6 25.¥f6 ¦e8 26.¤e5 £d6 27.¢h1 ¤xg5 28.¥xg5 f6 29.¥xf6 £xf6 30.¦e1 c6 31.¢g2 ¤c8 32.¤3g4 £d8 33.¤d3 ¦xe1 34.¤xe1 ¤d6 35.¤d3 ¤f5 36.£h3 ¥f8 37.¤e3 £g5+ 38.¢f1 ¤xe3+ 39.fxe3 ¢g7 40.¤f4 £f6 41.¢e2 ¥d6 42.£g4 ¢f7 43.h3 h5 44.£c8 £e7 45.¤d3 ¢f6 46.b3 ¢g5 47.c4 ¢h4 48.c5 ¥g3 49.b4 £f7 50.a4 g5 51.¢d2 ¥h2 52.¤e1 ¢g3 53.¤c2 ¥g1 54.£d8 ¢h4 55.£c8 ¥f2 56.¢e2 ¢g3 57.£d8 £f5 58.¢d2 ¢xh3 59.b5 g4 60.bxc6 bxc6 61.¤b4 g3 62.¤d3 g2

White can do nothing about the g-pawn or, give up the Knight!

2 Responses to “London Chess Classic 2012 R1: McShane-Carlsen 0-1”

  • Somali_Grandmaster says:

    The world of chess are watching out for Magnus Carlsen to beat the elo rating record of all time, The chess enthusiastic fans whether from the a cafe shop in Oslo, the penthouse of Dubai towers, cruising off the coast of Japan, mining rest houses of China, on the top of the hump of the desert camels, in the streets of the most dangerous city of Mogadishu, or nerdy cosmonauts on the international space station are all watching for your milestones, good luck in your games Grand-master Magnus Carlsen

  • jaycee says:

    Lots of news reportssay carlsen was losing at one point but i cant find maybe dark square weakness afterBf6 but not sure

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