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Magnus Carlsen vs. Viswanathan Anand - 2013 Tal Memorial

The #1 ranked chess player in the world, Magnus Carlsen, battles the reigning World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, in Round 5 of the 2013 Tal Memorial. Carlsen chooses the Rubinstein system of e3 and Ne2 in response to Anand's Nimzo-Indian Defense. Some games are computer-like in a sense where it's difficult to pinpoint where a losing side went wrong. We observe just that in this game, and it acts as the last encounter the two players will have until November of 2013, at which point Magnus Carlsen will challenge Viswanathan Anand for the World Chess Championship title.

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  • 14 months ago

    sacrificialqueen

    Magnus has only 3 wins against Anands 6 with 20 draws. This is his worst record against any top level player..One thing is sure their rivalry would be one to follow.But it is still advantage anand

  • 14 months ago

    chichito

    great analysis as usually, I think the reason carlsen should beat anand in the world championship match up is due to carlsen strenth at calculating. how can anand train endgame to match against some one whos clearly way above of everybody? yes, he better be prepared very well to come up with some good oppenings but still I dont see any chances for anand though anything can happen

  • 14 months ago

    JJZ03

    Good luck!

  • 14 months ago

    JJZ03

    You better get 2000 points. Your underrated, pointwise.

  • 14 months ago

    freeline

    why dont Black 18. b5 to make White Queen withdraw?

  • 14 months ago

    chessrook1234

    A computer game that Magnus just copied and memorized? Thats a shame. The computer was rocking..lol..No originality? well, hope he has a collection of these to play in the WC in India.

  • 14 months ago

    MegaMagnusCheckmate1

    My name is Magnus his name is Magnus soooo...Cool

  • 14 months ago

    veryDecentGentleman

    Clearly Anand is not in best shape

    neither is Carlsen

    which makes it harder to predict who will win the world championship this year

  • 14 months ago

    lettersoftransit

    Very clear & concise analysis.  I found it helpful & stimulating.

  • 14 months ago

    OldChessDog

    Outstanding video!!! Thank you!!

    (Couldn't disagree with kosenc more.)

  • 14 months ago

    kosenc

    ...too much talk in this video, sometimes boring...

    Please be faster 

  • 14 months ago

    strngdrvnthng

    Very interesting indeed, thanks for your insight I greatly appreciate it. Best wishes, John C.

  • 14 months ago

    Bookfair

    very interesting!

  • 14 months ago

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    Thanks for your clear analysis of this very surprising game. Usually Anand is very solid in the opening, so it's impressive that Carlsen was able to knock over his king so quickly here.

    I'm no chess master, but I'm guessing that a little more can be said about where Anand went wrong -- I agree that there is no obvious error, but the computer does seem to really dislike his move 21...Qd7, so maybe there's some alternate defense there that works better. Also, his moves 17 and 18 seem to put him on track for a positional plan that doesn't really work -- probably it's sounder for Anand to keep the bishop on the left flank rather than tying himself in a knot by trying to reposition it to the kingside.

  • 14 months ago

    XavierPadilla

    Great video, Jerry, as always, thank you very much!

  • 14 months ago

    GeniusKJ

    Anand will win the WCC in 2013 but lose it Carlsen in 2014.

  • 14 months ago

    UNiMEDiA

    Nice. Thanks

  • 14 months ago

    stuartfriesen

    Great job!!

  • 14 months ago

    JJZ03

    Great Vid. Keep up the good work!

  • 14 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Thanks Jerry for showing that Anand had no good moves at the end there. 

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