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World Champion: Carlsen-Anand Game 10

Carlsen did a great job of proving what Anand had said a few days ago: if someone wants a draw against the Sicilian, it can be found too. He played very clearly and comfortably to keep Anand from ever developing any real play-- until an equal endgame emerged. There still remained a big imbalance, and the two titans played out a very instructive and precise endgame, leading to a draw with no pieces left on the board.


Here's my video analysis:


And here's a PGN viewer for game+variations:

It's been fun! And there's still lots to study and learn from this match. My thanks to both players for a fantastic show.


  • 4 months ago


    well played magnus

  • 16 months ago


    watching Aronian playing, one thinks, how entertaining can chess be. Wonder when Carlsen will start to play the Bovitnik

  • 16 months ago


    Thanks a lot

  • 16 months ago


    Congratulation to Carlsen, The World Chess Champion! Smile

  • 16 months ago

    IM dpruess

    you're very welcome, Matthew :-)

  • 16 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    thanks for these david... a pleasure to see your analysis.

  • 16 months ago


    Congrats to the new King winning the Championship match! But maybe we shouldn't call it a "match" - the original meaning of the word "match" is to place (one) in conflict with (another)." 

    Or we could call it one-game match as the only game that sparked real interest was game nine.  

    The 2003 interview with the legendary David Bronstein, "The Sixteen-square Fraud" may give you hint on where the art of chess has gone:

    Part 1, Chess is no more a game

    Part 2, When chess was more than a game

    Part 3, Soviet Chess school - should we admire or pity it?

    Part 4, Modern chess - just another big scam?

  • 16 months ago

    IM dpruess

    what did you expect from the games? (i'm very curious :-) )

  • 16 months ago


    hmmm interesting...I keep expecting something more from each game and not getting it...I did like game number 8 though :)

  • 16 months ago


    The best chessplayer in the world has become Worldchampion ! And he's from Norway! Thanks a lot for your couverage - hope to see more from you on that site again :-) All the best!!

  • 16 months ago


    Just to show everybody draw is the more probable outcome of a Sicilian in a masters game:


  • 16 months ago


    Carlsen did a great job of proving what Anand had said a few days ago: if someone wants a draw against the Sicilian, it can be found too

    Seriously, this is getting embarrassingly honeyed

  • 16 months ago


    aaaaaaah magnus...

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