Magnus Carlsen

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 […]

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2014 World Chess Championship Round 7 Final Position

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 […]

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 6 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 […]

2014 World Chess Championship Round 4 Final Position

2014 World Chess Championship Round 3 Final Position

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 […]

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. […]

2014 World Chess Championship Round 2 Final Position

2014 World Chess Championship Final Position Round 1

World Chess Championship 2014, Round 1 ends in a draw

The first round of the much awaited 2014 World Chess Championship being held in Sochi, Russia ended in a draw. This year’s match was almost forfeited by the incumbent champion due to some disagreements with FIDE regarding several issues, among which was the venue and the prize money.  However, after […]

Magnus Carlsen will defend the World Championship Title!

In a Twitter post, GM Magnus Carlsen early today tweeted that he already signed the contract to defend his World Championship Title in Sochi, Russia. His twitter post included a picture of him signing the contract followed by the message: “It has been a pleasure signing autographs for the fans […]

Sinquefield Cup 2014 ends in draws

The 2nd Sinquefield Cup which started August 26 finally concluded its 10th and final round with draws. Held in Louis, Missouri with a total $315,000 prize fund was participated by 6 of the world’s highest rated players The event was dominated by Fabiano Caruana, who did not lose a single […]