Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Round 1 Games

Carlsen – Gelfand 1-0

Here are the exciting Round 1 games from the Zurich Chess Challenge 2014. Two games were decisive out of the three played. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian began with wins by beating Boris Gelfand and Levon Aronian respectively. Fabiano Caruana missed a win against Hikaru Nakamura and settled for a draw. You can read a report on Chess Blog. Replay the Round 1 games below.


Carlsen,M (2872) – Gelfand,B (2777)

Result: 1-0
Site: Zurich SUI
Date: 2014.01.30
[…] 1.c4 g6 2.d4 ♘f6 3.♘f3 ♗g7 4.g3 c6 5.♗g2 d5 6.♕a4 O-O 7.O-O ♘fd7 8.♕c2 ♘f6 9.♗f4 ♗f5 10.♕b3 ♕b6 11.♘bd2 ♘e4 12.e3 ♕xb3 13.axb3 ♘a6 14.cxd5 cxd5 15.g4 ♗xg4 16.♘xe4 dxe4 17.♘d2 f5 18.f3 e5 19.dxe5 exf3 20.♘xf3 ♖ae8 21.♖a5 ♘b4 22.♘d4 b6 23.♖xa7 ♗xe5 24.♗h6 ♖f6 25.h3 ♗h5 26.♘c2 g5 27.♗xg5 ♖g6 28.♖xf5 h6 29.♗xh6 ♖xh6 30.♘xb4 ♗xb2 31.♘d5 ♔h8 32.♖b7 ♗d1 33.b4 ♖g8 34.♘e7 ♖d8 35.♗e4 ♗f6 36.♖xb6 ♔g7 37.♖f2

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