World Chess Championship 2014


Magnus Carlsen wins at Sochi, retains World Championship Title

Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand in their 11th game at Sochi, Russia thereby remaining the World Chess Champion. Anand once more tried to play a drawn game by going for the Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense much to the dismay of the fans watching the match being broadcast live from Sochi via web […]

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World Chess Championship 2014 now 5.4 – 4.5 in favor of Carlsen

Round 10 of the year’s World Chess Championship was a draw between challenger Viswanathan Anand and champion Magnus Carlsen. This time playing as white, Anand faced the Gruenfeld Defense and was partly successful in establishing dominance in the center early in the game.  However, Carlsen fought back admirably and, after the […]


Carlsen still leads 2014 World Chess Championship with Round 9 a draw

After only 20 moves, Game 9 between the current world champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his challenger GM Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw. Playing with the black pieces, Anand once again employed the Berlin Defense in the Ruy Lopez and was successfully able to fend off any attacks from […]

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5th Draw Between Carlsen versus Anand

Compared to their previous games, Game 8 was a relatively quick and easy draw between Carlsen and Anand in the 2014 World Chess Championship. After their 122-move game the day before, Carlsen looked tired and this probably influenced him to push for a draw during this round. With the black pieces, Carlsen […]


World Chess Championship Game 7 a draw

Viswanathan Anand drew against Magnus Carlsen in Round 7 of the World Championship match in Sochi.  In what is so far the longest game of the event, Seeing that Anand chose to play the Berlin Defense, a variation in the Ruy Lopez opening known for drawn games, Carlsen sacrificed a pawn […]

2014 World Chess Championship Round 7 Final Position

2014 World Chess Championship Round 6 Final Position

Carlsen defeats Anand in Round 6 of the World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen has taken the lead a point ahead of Viswanathan Anand after the latter made some terrible decisions in the middle game. Wielding the white pieces, Carlsen chose to veer the game to the Sicilian Kan Variation and set up the Maroczy Bind.  The champion held on to his […]


2014 World Chess Championship Round 4 Final Position

Carlsen versus Anand, Round 4 ends in a draw

The 4th round of this year’s World Chess Championship being held in Sochi, Russia ended in a draw today. After suffering defeat yesterday, Magnus Carlsen had a hard time launching a successful attack against the challenger and former world champion Viswanathan Anand.  Employing the Sicilian Defense, Anand kept the game […]


Anand wins Round 3, ties 1.5 – 1.5

GM Viswanathan Anand won Round 3 and tied the score at 1.5 – 1.5 in the 2014 World Chess Championship. Playing the white pieces, Anand was able to outmaneuver GM Magnus Carlsen in the Queen’s Gambit Declined, classical variation. With black castled on the kingside and the center locked, Carlsen made […]

2014 World Chess Championship Round 3 Final Position

2014 World Chess Championship Round 2 Final Position

World Chess Championship 2014: Carlsen wins Round 2

GM Magnus Carlsen defeated GM Viswanathan Anand in Round 2 of the World Championship at Sochi, Russia. After recovering from a slightly disadvantaged position in Round 1 and forcing Anand to settle for a draw, Carlsen scored a point against the challenger in the Ruy Lopez opening, Berlin Defense variation. […]