Thursday, 19 June 2014

It might only be rapid

In an interesting foreshadowing of the 2014 World Championship Match, Viswanathan Anand has beaten Magnus Carlsen in the 12 round of the World Rapidplay Championship. Aand outplayed Carlsen in an ending where he had a rook against two pieces (normally good for the two pieces), using is outside passed pawn as a potent weapon. Carlsen looked to be aiming for a drawn RvN ending after giving up his other piece, but Anand was able to restrict Carlsen's knight and force a winning position.

Carlsen,Magnus - Anand,Viswanathan [D10]
World Rapid Championship Sydney, 18.06.2014

1 comment:

DavidL said...

Carlsen made a one move blunder (34 Nxe6 Rb6) so it might make Anand feel a bit better but it's no portent for the match.