Game 4 Anand – Carlsen World Chess Match: Berlin Defence Troubles Anand, but Thrilling Game ends in Draw

Game 4 was another thrilling chess battle at the Anand – Carlsen World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai today. Magnus Carlsen played his favoured Berlin and was a pawn up pretty soon enough. But, Black was unable to convert the advantage into a win despite having the advantage for most of the game. Anand did say at the press conference that Black had some winning chances though, Carlsen said he could not find any clear win. Anand also pulled out a draw from a time scramble. Thursday is the second rest day at the World Chess Championship. You can access the official website at this link and a nice report at Chess Blog.

Anand, Viswanathan (2775) – Carlsen, Magnus (2870)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Chennai
Date: 2013.11.13

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.♗b5 ♘f6 4.O-O ♘xe4 5.d4 ♘d6 6.♗xc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 ♘f5 8.♕xd8+ ♔xd8 9.h3 ♗d7 10.♖d1 ♗e7 11.♘c3 ♔c8 12.♗g5 h6 13.♗xe7 ♘xe7 14.♖d2 c5 15.♖ad1 ♗e6 16.♘e1

16.♘e2 b6 17.♘f4 ♘c6 18.♘xe6 fxe6 19.♖d7 ♖d8 20.♖xd8+ ♘xd8 21.c3 ♘c6 22.♔f1 g5 23.♔e2 ♔b7 24.♖d7 ♖h8 25.♔e3 ♖d8 26.♖xd8 ♘xd8 (0:00:04) 15…Be6
16.♘e4 b6 17.♘g3 ♔b7 18.♘h5 ♘c6 19.g4 g5 20.a3 ♖ad8 21.♖xd8 ♖xd8 22.♖xd8 ♘xd8 23.♘f6 ♘c6 24.♔g2 (0:00:04) 15…Be6

16…♘g6 17.♘d3 b6 18.♘e2 A long think here to take a2 or not to take 18…♗xa2 19.b3 c4 20.♘dc1 cxb3 21.cxb3 ♗b1

21…♗xb3 22.♘xb3 ♘xe5 23.♖c1 a5 24.♖dc2 ♖a7 25.♘ed4 ♖b7 26.♖e2 ♘d3 27.♖c3 ♘f4 28.♖e4 ♘d5 (0:00:02) 21.cxb3

22.f4 ♔b7 23.♘c3 ♗f5 24.g4 ♗c8 25.♘d3 h5 26.f5 ♘e7 27.♘b5 hxg4 28.hxg4 ♖h4

28…a6 29.♘d4 c5 30.♘f3 g6 31.♘g5 gxf5 32.♘xf7 ♖g8 33.♘d6+ ♔c6 34.♘f2 ♗e6 35.b4 c4 36.♖c1 b5 37.♔g2 fxg4 38.♘fe4 ♘d5 39.♘c5 ♘e3+ 40.♔f2 (0:00:01) 28.hxg4

29.♘f2 ♘c6 30.♖c2 a5

30…a6 31.e6 fxe6 32.♖dc1 ♗d7 33.fxe6 axb5 34.exd7 ♖h6 35.♖d2 ♖d8 36.♖cd1 ♖e6 37.♔g2 ♖e3 38.♖d5 ♘e5 39.♖xb5 c6 40.♖b4 ♖xd7 41.♖e4 ♖xd1 42.♖xe3 ♖d5 (0:00:06) 30.Rc2

(30…♖h6 31.♖e2 ♖h8 32.♖c2 ♖h6 33.♖e2 (0:00:06) 30.Rc2) 31.♖c4 g6 32.♖dc1 ♗d7 33.e6 fxe6 34.fxe6 ♗e8 35.♘e4 ♖xg4+ 36.♔f2 ♖f4+

36…♖d8 37.♘f6 ♖xc4 38.♖xc4 g5 39.♖g4 ♘e5 40.♖d4 ♖a8 41.♘c3 ♗g6 42.e7 ♘c6 43.♖d7 ♗f5 44.♖xc7+ ♔xc7 45.♘b5+ ♔b7 46.♘d6+ ♔a6 47.♘xf5 (0:00:04) 36.Kf2

37.♔e3 ♖f8

37…g5 38.♘d4 ♘b4 39.♖xc7+ ♔a6 40.♖g7 ♘d5+ 41.♔d3 ♖h4 42.♘xg5 ♗g6+ 43.♔e2 ♗h5+
43…♖xd4 44.♖xg6 ♖b4 45.♖g7 ♖xb3 46.♖d7 ♖b2+ 47.♔d3 ♖b5 48.♔d4 ♘f6 49.♖g7 ♖d5+ 50.♔e3 ♖e8 (0:00:09) 37.Ke3

44.♔d3 ♗g6+ 45.♔e2 (0:00:00) 37.Ke3

38.♘d4 ♘xd4 39.♖xc7+ ♔a6

39…♔b8 40.♖c8+ ♔a7 41.♖1c7+ ♔a6 42.♖xa8+ ♔b5 43.♔xd4 ♔b4 44.♖cc8 ♖f1 45.♖xe8 ♖d1+ 46.♔e5 ♖h1 47.e7 ♖h5+ 48.♔d4 ♖h7 49.♖ab8 ♔xb3 50.♖xb6+ ♔a4 51.♖xg6 ♖h4 52.♖b8 (0:00:01) 39.Rxc7+

40.♔xd4 ♖d8+ 41.♔c3

41.♔e3 ♖d5 42.♖g7
42.♖h7 g5 43.e7 ♖f4 44.♘xg5 ♖b4 45.♘f3 ♗g6 46.♖h6 ♖xb3+ 47.♔f4 ♖f5+ 48.♔g4 ♖bxf3 49.♖xg6 ♖3f4+ 50.♔g3 ♖e4 51.♖g7 a4 52.♖c4 (0:00:03) 40…Rd8+

42…♖h8 43.♖c8 ♖e5 44.e7 ♔b7 45.♖d8 ♔c7 46.♖d2 ♖h4 47.♖c2+ ♔d7 48.♖d2+ ♔c7 49.♖c2+ (0:00:06) 37.Ke3

(41.♔e5 ♖f5#) 41…♖f3+ 42.♔b2 ♖e3 43.♖c8 ♖dd3

43…♖xc8 44.♖xc8 ♗c6 45.♖xc6 ♖xe4 46.e7 ♖xe7 47.♖xg6 ♔b5 48.♖g5+ ♔b4 49.♖g4+ ♔c5 50.♔c3 ♖e3+ 51.♔c2 ♔d5 52.♔b2 b5 53.♖g5+ ♖e5 54.♖g2 ♔c5 55.♖c2+ ♔b4 56.♖d2 ♖e3 57.♖d4+ ♔c5 (0:00:03) 43.Rcc8

44.♖a8+ ♔b7 45.♖xe8 ♖xe4 46.e7 ♖g3 47.♖c3 ♖e2+ 48.♖c2 (48.♔a3 ♖xc3) 48…♖ee3 49.♔a2 g5 50.♖d2 ♖e5 51.♖d7+ ♔c6 52.♖ed8 ♖ge3 53.♖d6+ ♔b7 54.♖8d7+ ♔a6 55.♖d5 ♖e2+ 56.♔a3 ♖e6 57.♖d8 g4 58.♖g5 ♖xe7 59.♖a8+ ♔b7 60.♖ag8 a4 61.♖xg4 (61.♔xa4 ♖a2+ 62.♔b5 ♖a5+ 63.♔c4 ♖e4+ 64.♔d3 ♖xg5 65.♖xg5 ♖b4 66.♔c3 ♖e4) 61…axb3 62.♖8g7 ♔a6 63.♖xe7 ♖xe7 64.♔xb3

[Event “FWCM 2013″]
[Site “Chennai”]
[Date “2013.11.13”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2″]
[ECO “C67″]
[WhiteElo “2775”]
[BlackElo “2870”]
[PlyCount “127”]
[EventDate “2013.??.??”]
[EventCountry “IND”]
[TimeControl “40/7200:20/3600:900+30″]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 11. Nc3 Kc8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 14. Rd2 c5 15. Rad1 Be6 16. Ne1 Ng6 17. Nd3 b6 18. Ne2 Bxa2 19. b3 c4 20. Ndc1 cxb3 21. cxb3 Bb1 22. f4 Kb7 23. Nc3 Bf5 24. g4 Bc8 25. Nd3 h5 26. f5 Ne7 27. Nb5 hxg4 28. hxg4 Rh4 29. Nf2 Nc6 30. Rc2 a5 31. Rc4 g6 32. Rdc1 Bd7 33. e6 fxe6 34. fxe6 Be8 35. Ne4 Rxg4+ 36. Kf2 Rf4+ 37. Ke3 Rf8 38. Nd4 Nxd4 39. Rxc7+ Ka6 40. Kxd4 Rd8+ 41. Kc3 Rf3+ 42. Kb2 Re3 43. Rc8 Rdd3 44. Ra8+ Kb7 45. Rxe8 Rxe4 46. e7 Rg3 47. Rc3 Re2+ 48. Rc2 Ree3 49. Ka2 g5 50. Rd2 Re5 51. Rd7+ Kc6 52. Red8 Rge3 53. Rd6+ Kb7 54. R8d7+ Ka6 55. Rd5 Re2+ 56. Ka3 Re6 57. Rd8 g4 58. Rg5 Rxe7 59. Ra8+ Kb7 60. Rag8 a4 61. Rxg4 axb3 62. R8g7 Ka6 63. Rxe7 Rxe7 64. Kxb3 1/2-1/2

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