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WCC day 5

  • NM HowToTameADragon
  • | Nov 15, 2013

Hi guys,

Carlsen suceeded in drawing blood today - as he beat Anand in 58 moves with the white pieces


This game took over 5 and a half hours until Anand finally threw in the towel

Ya... So Anand Equalized out of the opening fairly quickly but faltered shortly after time pressure and gave away the game (should have been a draw)

Anand - Upset at how he was able to blow a fairly easy draw after working hard and equalizing(Although Time has to be taken into consideration)

Carlsen- Good result as he couldn't make use of his chance (Bd3) but still (!) ended up with a win due to a blunder by Anand

Fans - Seeing how time pressure can affect the top players and how to squeeze out a win even if you falter

I predict a win for Anand in the following game (I'll take my chances and say a Nimzo Indian)

Thanks Guys,

Please post ur predictions

HowToTameADragon :)


  • 13 months ago


    I have been under the impression that FIDE wants Carlsen to be chess champion , case in point.

    Wasn’t it just last year Anand played a world championship match? Also, FIDE knows that Carlsen is a great tournament player, so instead of playing matches to determine the challenger, for the first time in more than 50 years it was a double round-robin tournament (instead of a knock-out tournament or a match). Thirdly, Carlsen starts the match with White, and also gets to end the match with White, if I was Anand I would have never agreed to such terms. Never before has a player started and end an match with the same color. FIDE, I my opinion wants badly Carlsen to be champion.

    I’m just saying.

  • 13 months ago


    My view is similair to Elubus

  • 13 months ago


    So Carlsen won as black today... where is the scoop on that?

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  • 13 months ago


    I think it will end up being a draw again today.

  • 13 months ago


    I think Rf4 provokes g4, which releases the f6 and h6 squares for White to enter Black's camp, as you can see it later.

  • 13 months ago


    Could you elaborate on move 24 Rf4. Somehow I felt it was  not great move and and have vague memory seeing in some commentary that it loses tempo for nothing.

    I mean you said that there wast just one move  was 'bad' (wish I could make their mistakes). To mee it looks like Rf4,g4,Rf3 is worse than Just Rf3. Obviously my chess abilities fall short quite badly to have educated opininon on the matter

  • 13 months ago


    In all these 5 games, I observed that Carlsen is keeping his pawns tightly coupled and if you see Anand's pawns they are scatered over board without support. For example, in this game Anand gave g5 and e5 pawns for free, also there was no support to these pawns. This might be due to time pressure or may be Anand had any other plan. But one thing is sure, beating Carlsen is very very tough job.

  • 13 months ago


    anand will not win. carlsen will win again

  • 13 months ago


    The huge problem for Anand here is that Carlsen pretty much has no temptation to risk/overpress anymore -- it's now Anand who has to come up with something special just to stay in the match -- Anand can't really afford the comfort of early draws like in game 1 but has to play on those types of positions. Plus, if Anand plays too aggressively he'll overpress and go down two points after which it would be extremely difficult to come back.

    Carlsen is always extremely hard to beat, but beating a Carlsen who doesn't have much pressure to win anymore is even harder.

  • 13 months ago

    NM HowToTameADragon

    Thx Gigag - I didnt realize that i put them in backwards - changed it :)

  • 13 months ago


    carlsen is the challenger and anand is champion, not the other way around!

  • 13 months ago


    Finnaly a win! this will push the level of their chess to the excitment of the fans. 

  • 13 months ago


    nope, black can prevent the passed a pawn from queening had carlsen spent that tempo on Rh5

  • 13 months ago


    nice article, shouldn't carlsen have played 52. Rh5


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