Monday, 18 November 2013

Carlsen moves closer to the title

With a maximum of 5 games left to play, Magnus Carlsen has moved within 2 points of the World Championship title. After winning games 5 and 6, Carlsen drew game 7, to maintain a two point lead. The games was the third Ruy Lopez (Berlin Defence) in the last 4 games, and after neither player was able to gain a clear advantage in the middle game, a repetition of position ended the game on move 32.
However the previous two games were much more dramatic, with Carlsen winning both. After a solid start to the match, Carlsen was able to play the positions he excels at, and converted nominally equal endings into wins. In both cases he kept pushing and probing until some slight inaccuracies from Anand allowed Carlsn to find the winning plan.

Anand,V (2775) - Carlsen,M (2870) [C65]
WCh 2013 Chennai IND (6), 16.11.2013

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