Saturday, November 9, 2013

Anand vs Carlsen Round 1 - World Championship 2013

The historic Round One of Chess World Championship 2013 between Vishy Anand vs Magnuss Carlsen to begin in 15 MINUTES YESTERDAY!

The round 1 result is a draw. A short one with only 16 moves. In the live transmission we saw Carlsen arrived at the board earlier, agitated and nervous human body captured. We later found that Anand was only waiting and sit on a better sofa behind the scene. The game itself was interesting opening line, which Carlsen try offbeat opening with experimental moves order, from 1.Nf3 ... g3 .. b3 etc. Anand was able to refuted this 'surprises' and it was Carlsen who need to "pulled emergency break" (his own words) and did a repetition with Queen vs Knight and draw.

Reactions and compilations of Twitter / Facebook commentaries, interesting one!

Hikaru Nakamura : Got caught in a bad opening? Carlsen was white. It's pretty amazing to use 6-7 months of preparing on such nonsense. (Facebook)

Abhijeet Gupta ‏@iam_abhijeet
@parimarjan @Vachier_Lagrave @erwinlami I am sure Magnus would have continued if he had the black pieces in this position

MVL ‏@Vachier_Lagrave
@iam_abhijeet @erwinlami @parimarjan Probably. I would have continued as well, but that's the Grunfeld player not in a WC match speaking!

Yelena Dembo ‏@yelenadembo
And we have a short draw...

Nigel Short ‏@nigelshortchess
@yelenadembo But not a Short draw.
and  We were expecting the mother of all firework displays #AnandCarlsen but someone forgot to bring the matches.

Parimarjan Negi ‏@parimarjan
Sexy british accent and Red Bull smile save the day!

Anish Giri ‏@anishgiri
@MagnusCarlsen Couldn't believe his luck getting what seemed like a 'position'... dxc4! and illusions are gone! @vishy64theking #FWCM2013


Anand vs Carlsen, the round begin without handshake! (well..they did in minutes before this captured moment..)

the moves goes : 1.Nf3 d5 
Anand vs Carlsen Round 1 - opening board position

after 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.d4 c6 5.O-O Nf6 6.b3 O-O 7.Bb2 Bf5 8.c4 Nbd7
9.Nc3 dxc4 10.bxc4 Nb6 11.c5 Nc4 12.Bc1 Nd5  - Carlsen takes long thinking time at this point

the game then when DRAW in just  16 moves:

[Event "World Championship"]
[Site "Chennai"]
[Date "2013.11.09"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "Viswanathan Anand"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.d4 c6 5.O-O Nf6 6.b3 O-O 7.Bb2 Bf5 8.c4 Nbd7
9.Nc3 dxc4 10.bxc4 Nb6 11.c5 Nc4 12.Bc1 Nd5 13.Qb3 Na5 14.Qa3 Nc4 15.Qb3 Nc4 1/2-1/2

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