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Amazing Chess Game: World Chess Ch. (2013) Game 5: Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand : Semi-Slav Defense



â–ºSupport the channel by donating via PayPal: http://goo.gl/7HJcDq â–ºPlaylists: http://goo.gl/FxpqEH â–ºKingscrusher's Greatest Hit Videos! : http://goo.gl/447QLb â–ºFREE online chess at http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/asplogin.asp?from=1053 or realtime at http://www.chessclub.com/from/kingscrusher Thumbnail photo courtesy of Karlovich Anastasiya [Event "Anand - Carlsen 2013"] [Site "?"] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "5"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan (IND)"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D31"] [WhiteElo "2870"] [BlackElo "2775"] [PlyCount "116"] 1. c4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 {Marshall gambit } dxe4 (4... Bb4) 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 (6. Bd2 {Bd2 is the usual follow up of this Marshall Gambit system} Qxd4 7. Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8. Be2 Na6 9. Ba5 b6 10. Qd6 Bd7 11. Bc3 Qxg2 (11... f6 12. Nf3 Ne7 13. O-O-O Qxe2 14. Qxd7+ Kf7) 12. Bf3) 6... c5 7. a3 (7. d5 Nf6) 7... Ba5 (7... cxd4 8. axb4 dxc3 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. bxc3) (7... Bxc3+ 8. bxc3) 8. Nf3 Nf6 (8... cxd4 9. Qxd4 Qxd4 10. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3) 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd3 (10. dxc5 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Qa5 12. Qc2 Ng4 13. Bc1 Qxc5) 10... cxd4 11. Nxd4 Ng4 (11... O-O 12. b4 Bb6 13. c5 Bc7 14. Be2) 12. O-O-O Nxe3 ( 12... Nxd4 13. Bxd4 e5 14. Bc5) 13. fxe3 (13. Qxe3 Bb6 14. Nce2 O-O 15. Qc3 Nxd4 16. Nxd4 Qf6) 13... Bc7 (13... O-O 14. Nxc6 bxc6) 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Qxd8+ Bxd8 16. Be2 Ke7 (16... e5 17. Bf3 Bd7 18. Nb5 Bb6 19. c5 cxb5 20. Bxa8 Bxc5 {White slightly better here}) (16... O-O 17. Bf3 Bb7 18. Ne4 Bb6 19. c5 Bc7) 17. Bf3 Bd7 18. Ne4 (18. Nb5 cxb5 19. Bxa8 Bb6 20. Bf3 Bxe3+ 21. Kb1 bxc4 {Black slightly better here}) 18... Bb6 19. c5 (19. Nd6 {This pawn sac doesnt quite work} Bxe3+ 20. Kc2 f5 21. Rhe1 f4 {So extinguishing nf5+ ideas} 22. g3) 19... f5 (19... Bc7 20. Nd6 Rhd8 21. Rhf1 (21. Rd3) 21... f6 22. Rd3) 20. cxb6 (20. Nc3 Bxc5) 20... fxe4 21. b7 (21. Bxe4 axb6) 21... Rab8 22. Bxe4 Rxb7 {Magnus thought he was slightly better here} 23. Rhf1 Rb5 24. Rf4 g5 25. Rf3 (25. Rg4 e5 (25... h5 26. Rg3 g4) 26. Rxg5) (25. Rf2 Re5) 25... h5 ( 25... Be8 {Punting for a bishop exchange requires the h pawn to be left on h7. Vishy indicated this was just one of many continuations that were possible. He considered his rd4 to be a mistake though.} 26. Rd2 Bg6 27. Bxg6 hxg6 {This might be very nearly equal despite the horrid looking doubled pawns} 28. h3 Rf5 29. Rg3) 26. Rdf1 Be8 27. Bc2 Rc5 28. Rf6 h4 29. e4 a5 30. Kd2 {unpinning but leaving b2 behind} Rb5 31. b3 (31. Kc3 Rc5+ 32. Kd3 Rb5) 31... Bh5 32. Kc3 Rc5+ 33. Kb2 Rd8 34. R1f2 Rd4 {Magnus indicated he missed this move and feared being worse even. It does threaten Bd1} (34... Rg8 {Vishy indicated this as a possible good alternative to rd4}) (34... Bd1 {This would lose here because of rook still on d8} 35. Rf7+ Kd6 (35... Ke8 36. Rf8+ Ke7 37. Rxd8 (37. R2f7+ Kd6 38. Rxd8+)) 36. Bxd1) 35. Rh6 Bd1 36. Bb1 (36. Bxd1 Rxd1) 36... Rb5 37. Kc3 c5 38. Rb2 e5 39. Rg6 a4 $6 {Maybe the first slight mistake} (39... g4 {Just holding onto the g pawn seems better from an engine perspective and keeping possibility of a4} 40. Rg5 (40. Bd3 Rxb3+ 41. Rxb3 Bxb3 42. Rxg4 c4 43. Be2 Kd6 {Black should be okay here} 44. Rxh4 Kc5 45. Rg4 Ba4 46. h4 Bd7) 40... Kf6) 40. Rxg5 Rxb3+ 41. Rxb3 Bxb3 42. Rxe5+ (42. Bd3 {Magnus wanted to stop counterplay with this Bd3 but realised it may not be great} c4 43. Rxe5+ (43. Bc2 Kd6 { Black slightly better}) 43... Kd6 {Black with major winning chances here} 44. Kxd4 cxd3 45. Rf5 d2 46. e5+ Ke7 47. Rf1 d1=Q+ {And black winning}) 42... Kd6 43. Rh5 Rd1 44. e5+ (44. Bd3 Ra1 {Black okay here}) 44... Kd5 45. Bh7 {Houdin gives this as dead equal right now even at depth 23} Rc1+ $2 {This maybe a key mistake - it allows White to retain the 'a' pawn} (45... Ra1 46. Rxh4 Rxa3 47. Bg8+ Kxe5 48. Bxb3 Rxb3+ 49. Kc2 Rb4 50. Rh5+ Kd6) (45... Re1 46. Bg8+ Kc6 47. Rh6+ Kc7 48. Bxb3 Re3+ 49. Kb2 Rxb3+ 50. Ka2 Re3 51. Rxh4 Re2+ 52. Kb1 Rxg2 53. Rxa4 Rxh2 {Equal}) 46. Kb2 Rg1 47. Bg8+ Kc6 48. Rh6+ (48. Bxb3 axb3 49. Rxh4 Rxg2+ 50. Kxb3) 48... Kd7 (48... Kb5 49. Bxb3 axb3 50. Kxb3 c4+ 51. Kc3 {White better here}) 49. Bxb3 axb3 50. Kxb3 Rxg2 51. Rxh4 Ke6 $6 {Maybe Kc6 more accurate here} (51... Kc6 52. a4 Re2 53. Kc4 Rc2+ 54. Kd3 Rb2 55. a5 Ra2 56. a6 Kd5 57. Rh6 Ra4 58. Kc3 Kxe5 59. Rh5+ Ke6 60. Rh7 Kd6 61. a7 c4 62. h4 Ke5 63. Rc7 Kf5 64. Kd4 Kg4 65. Kc5 c3 66. Kb6 Ra3) 52. a4 $3 {Engines really like this move - more than +2.5. Really strong idea to simply give up the e5 pawn.} (52. Rh5 Rf2 53. Kc4 Rf3 54. Kxc5 Rxa3) 52... Kxe5 53. a5 {Magnus indicated he thought this was definitely lost for Black from here} Kd6 54. Rh7 {Cutting off the king from the 7th rank, and so forcing the rook to become passive to stop the 'a' pawn} Kd5 55. a6 c4+ 56. Kc3 (56. Ka3) 56... Ra2 57. a7 Kc5 (57... Ra3+ 58. Kb4 Ra1 59. Rh5+ Kc6 60. Ra5 Rxa5 61. Kxa5 Kb7 62. Kb4 Kxa7 63. h4) 58. h4 Kd5 (58... Ra3+ 59. Kb2 Ra4 60. h5 Kd4 61. Rd7+ Kc5 62. h6 Kc6 63. Rg7 Kc5 64. h7) 1-0 â–ºSupport the channel by donating via PayPal: http://goo.gl/7HJcDq