Magnus Carlsen wins Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Pairing Blitz (All Games)

The Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 is the strongest chess tournament ever held in history. A special opening ceremony included a blitz chess tournament to decide the pairings for the main tournament. World chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won the five-round event despite a first-round loss to Fabiano Caruana. Both Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian scored three points, but Carlsen was better on tiebreak score. Nakamura, Caruana, and Anand scored 2.5 and Boris Gelfand scored 1.5. Here are all the exciting games.


Carlsen, Magnus (2872) – Caruana, Fabiano (2782)

Result: 0-1
Site: Zurich SUI
Date: 2014.01.29
[…] 1.e4 c5 2.♘f3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.♘xd4 a6 5.♗d3 ♗c5 6.c3 d6 7.♘d2 ♘f6 8.O-O O-O 9.a4 e5 10.♘4b3 ♗a7 11.♘c4 ♗e6 12.♕e2 ♘c6 13.♗g5 h6 14.♗h4 g5 15.♗g3 ♘e7 16.♘bd2 ♘g6 17.♖fe1 h5 18.h3 h4 19.♗h2 g4 20.♔h1 gxh3 21.gxh3 ♗xh3 22.♖g1 ♔g7 23.♘e3 ♗xe3 24.♕xe3 ♘g4 25.♕f3 ♕f6 26.♖xg4 ♕xf3+ 27.♘xf3 ♗xg4 28.♘xh4 ♘xh4 29.♖g1 ♘f3 30.♖xg4+ ♔f6 31.♖g3 ♘xh2 32.♔xh2 ♖h8+ 33.♔g2 ♖ag8 34.♗c4 ♖xg3+ 35.fxg3 a5

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