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Monday, November 18, 2013

Game 7 a Quiet Draw at World Chess Match as Carlsen keeps Lead over Anand 4.5 - 2.5

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

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World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand held Magnus Carlsen for a draw in the 7th game at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match, in Chennai, on Monday. The 32-move Berlin Ruy Lopez game was drawn by repetition. 

Anand decided to give up the pair of Bishops to double Black pawns on the c-file and very much followed the line he has used earlier against Russia's Sergey Karjakin successfully at the Norway Chess Tournament. Magnus Carlsen deviated on the sixth move and a series of exchanges followed. 

The endgame did not appeal to any ambitious ideas for both players and they decided to settle for a draw when the opportunity arose. 

Magnus Carlsen continues to lead in the match with an extra two points that he earned with victories in Game 5 and 6. The score, after seven games, is Carlsen - Anand 4.5 - 2.5. Five games remain to be played in the classical time control. Magnus Carlsen needs only two more points from five games to win the title of World Chess Champion 2013. In the remaining five games, Anand has two Whites remaining. 

Game 7 Moves
[Event "FWCM 2013"]
[Site "Chennai"]
[Date "2013.11.18"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "2775"]
[BlackElo "2870"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8. Nf1 Nd7 9. Ng3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 g6 11. Be3 Qe7 12. O-O-O O-O-O 13. Ne2 Rhe8 14. Kb1 b6 15. h4 Kb7 16. h5 Bxe3 17. Qxe3 Nc5 18. hxg6 hxg6 19. g3 a5 20. Rh7 Rh8 21. Rdh1 Rxh7 22. Rxh7 Qf6 23. f4 Rh8 24. Rxh8 Qxh8 25. fxe5 Qxe5 26. Qf3 f5 27. exf5 gxf5 28. c3 Ne6 29. Kc2 Ng5 30. Qf2 Ne6 31. Qf3 Ng5 32. Qf2 Ne6 1/2-1/2

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