Biel Chess Fest: Carlsen’s Sicilian Smothering of Bologan

Magnus Carlsen is poised to create history with a live rating that is barely four points less than that of Garry Kasparov 2851 – the highest ever in chess history. (Read Chess Blog post) In a hard-fought game he beat both Viktor Bologan (pending game as Alexander Morozevich had pulled out of the festival) and Wang Hao at the Bield Chess Fest on Sunday and Monday. Magnus Carlsen is now tied for the lead. Here is the Carlsen-Bologan game with Chess King.

Bologan, Viktor (2732) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837)

Result: 0-1
Site: Biel SUI
Date: 2012.07.29

[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 d6 4.O-O ¥d7 5.¦e1 ¤f6 6.h3 e6 7.c3 d5 8.d3 a6 9.¥a4 b5 10.¥c2 dxe4 11.dxe4 e5 12.a4 ¥e7 13.axb5 axb5 14.¦xa8 £xa8 15.¥g5 ¥e6 16.¤a3 b4 17.¤b1 O-O 18.¥a4 h6 19.¥h4 ¦d8 20.¤bd2 g5 21.¥g3 ¤d7 22.¥b3 ¤f8 23.£c2 f6 24.¤c4 £a6 25.£e2 ¦b8 26.¤e3 £xe2 27.¥xe6+ ¤xe6 28.¦xe2 ¦a8 29.h4 ¦a2 30.¢f1 ¢f7 31.¥h2 ¤a5 32.hxg5 hxg5 33.¦d2 b3 34.¥xe5 g4 35.¤xg4 ¤c4 36.¦e2 ¤xb2 37.¤d2 c4 38.¥g3 ¤d3 39.f4 ¤exf4 40.¥xf4 ¦a1+

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