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Monday, August 30, 2010

Carlsen wins Arctic Securities Chess Rapid by beating Anand 1.5-0.5

Magnus Carlsen: Nice win against Vishy Anand

Hello Everyone,

The young grandmaster and World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen defeated World Champion Viswanathan Anand to win the Arctic Securities Rapid Chess Tournament being held in Kristiansund, Norway.

The final saw Carlsen win the first game and draw the second to take the top prize. In the semifinal, Jon Ludvig Hammer also beat Judith Polgar (1.5-0.5) to win the third place.

The Arctic Securities Rapid was a four player event with Carlsen, Anand, Polgar and Hammer playing blitz games in a round robin format from August 28-30.

Here is the nice first game that Carlsen won against Anand. You can run it in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below. You can check the official website here.

PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 c6 6. O-O d5 7. Nbd2 Bf5 8. b3 Ne4 9. Bb2 Na6 10. Nh4 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 Be6 12. Rac1 Qd7 13. Nf3 Rfd8 14. Rfd1 Nc7 15. Qa5 Ne8 16. e3 Bg4 17. Rd2 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 e6 19. Rdc2 Nd6 20. a4 f5 21. Qe1 a5 22. Bc3 dxc4 23. Bxa5 cxb3 24. Rb2 Rdc8 25. Rxb3 Bf8 26. Rcb1 Ra7 27. Kg2 Nc4 28. Bb4 Bxb4 29. Rxb4 Nd6 30. Qc3 Rca8 31. Qc2 Ra6 32. h4 h5 33. e4 R8a7 34. exf5 Nxf5 35. Re1 Ra5 36. Qb3 Kf7 37. Re4 Ne7 38. Qc2 Nd5 39. Rc4 Ra8 40. Re5 Ne7 41. Bxh5 Rxe5 42. dxe5 Qd5+ 43. Bf3 Qxe5 44. Re4 Qd6 45. h5 Rf8 46. Qb2 b5 47. axb5 cxb5 48. Qxb5 Nf5 49. Qb7+ Kf6 50. Qh7 gxh5 51. Bxh5 Qd5 52. Bf3 Qd2 53. g4 Ng7 54. g5+ 1-0

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  • At August 30, 2010 at 3:34 PM , Anonymous irenejas said...

    Здравствуйте Александра, было здорово услышать Ваш комментарий об этой игре!


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