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May be it is more interesting for the MHB fellows to know who is Magnus Carlsen. Of course Google today allows anybody to know all about anybody, so that I try to describe Magnus first showing his image...

... and then analyzing one of his games...

1. e4 c6...

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The second game has been played yesterday and it ended with a draw after 25 moves. Magnus leads Blacks and has been able to effectively constrast the initiative of Viswanathan. The initial moves are the same we saw in previous post but leader of Blacks is Magnus and that changes strongly all!...

**Anand vs Carlsen - 2th game of the match**

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 d x e4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 [... in the game Carlsen Ernst we analysed in the previous post has been played 7. h5 that in my opinion is better...] **e6** [... this move, sooner or later, has to be played so that it is better to play it immediately...] **8. Ne5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Nd7 11. f4 Bb4+ **[inviting White to push the c pown on a black square, limiting even more the range of activity of the White Bishop...] **12. c3 Be7 13. Bd2 Ngf6 14. 000 00 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Qxe4 Nxe5 17. fxe5 Qd5** [... in the comments of the game Carlsen Ernst we said that in this type of defence the best strategy for Black is to arrive to a 'good final'... this game confirms all that because Magnus forces the exchange of Queens and the final is very promising for him...] **18. Qxd5 cxd5 19. h5 **[... essential don't permit to Black to play 19. ... h5 with great advantage. The game is now equilibrate and the draw is obtained in few moves...] **b5 20. Rh3 a5 21. Rf1 Rac8 22. Rg3 Kh7 23. Rgf3 Kg8 24. Rg3 Kh7 25. Rgf3 Kg8 **1/2 1/2

The next game is planned for tomorrow... see You again!...

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1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 d x e4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3

The next game is planned for tomorrow... see You again!...

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After three games the match is again perfectly well-balanced!... the third games is one of the most 'unconventional' I ever saw and that let we hope that we will see other beaustiful games!...

**Calsenh vs Anand- 3th game of the match **

**1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nc6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. Nc3 e5 7. Qxc4 Nge7 8. 00 00 9. d3 h6 10. Bd2 Nd4 **[... the 'conventional developement' 10. ... Be6 leads to well known schematics, so that new ways have to be tried... no matter about the risks!...] **11. Nxd4 exd4 12. Ne4 c6 **[... the 'risk' in this case is the weackening of the diagonal a3-f8 and in particular of the d6 square... the following White's move is therefore absolutely understandable...] **13. Bb4 Be6 14. Qc1 **[... why not 14. Qc2 leaving the square c1 for a Rock?... it is fully evident that in this game the 'conventionality' is vorbidden!...] **Bd5 15. a4 b6 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. a5 Rab8 18. Re1 Rfc8 19. axb6 axb6 20. Qf4** [... the 'unconventional' sequence of moves has caused to a slight avtantage for Whites who have good opportunity to take avtantage from tha a column...] **Rd8 21. h4 Kh7 22. Nd2 Be5 23. Qg4 h5 24. Qh3 Be6 25. Qh1** **c5** [... it may seem that the strategy of Whites has 'thriumphed'... absolute dominion over the diagonal h1-a8 and the a column... but not all what shines is gold...] **26. Ne4 Kg7 27. Ng5 b5 28. e3** [... I have to 'confess' that if I had the Whites I would try to activate the a column with 28. Ra5 followed by 29. Rea1... this maneuver however was not adequate to contrast the advance od black powns on the Queen side... Magnus find the right way to arrive at a good endgame even if his advantage isn't enough to win...] **dxe3 29. Rxe3 Bd4 30. Re2 c4 31. Nxe6 fxe6 32. Be4 cxd3 33. Td2 Qb4 34. Rad1 Bxb2 35. Qf3 Bf6 36. Rxd3 Rxd3 37. Rxd3 Rd8 38. Rxd8 Bxd8 39. Bd3 Qd4 40. Bxb5 Qf6 41. Qb7+ Be7 **[... the position of Black is not very comfortable because the Bishop cannot move and the Queen is forced to defend it... now in my opinion 42. Be2... prevents 42. ... g5 and leaves Black in a difficult situation ... what a pity!...]** 42. Kg2 g5 43. hxg5 Qxg5 44. Bc4 h4 45. Qc7 hxg3 46. Qxg3 e5 Kf3 Qxg3+ 48. fxg3**... and the draw is agreed few moves later...

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Another great game!... even if the result is again 1/2 1/2... Magnus opposes to the Viswanathan's Spanisg game with a very old defence scheme but with bery new ideas!...

**Anand vs Carlsen - 4th game of the match**

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 [... this move is preferable to 5. Re1 and in any case Whites regain their pown...] Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 [... the alternative 6. ... bxc6 7. dxe5 Nb7... leaves Black in a very passive position...] 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 [... Whites have a majority of powns, four against three, on the King's side and thw intention of this move is to prepare their advance... but in that case why don't play immediately 9. g4 Nh6 10. h3!... relegating the Black Knight for a long time at the edge of the chessboard?...] Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 [... now the Black Knight can go to h4 and 11. Ng5 Ke8 doesn't produce significative effects...] 11. Nc3 Kc8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 14. Rd2 c5 15. Rad1 Be6 [... 15... Bc6 may seem better but in this case Whites play in any case 16. Ne1 ... with the prospective to arrive in d3 with a strong position...]**16.** Ne1 Ng6 17. Nd3 b6 [... of course not 17. ... c4? 18. Nc5...] 18. Ne2 Bxa2?! [... an hazard that get Viswanathan into confusion... I cannot see adequate answer for Magnus if Whites play now 19. f4!... but White prefer to ear the 'siren' and his advantage vanishes...]19. b3? c4! 20. Ndc1 cxb3 21. cxb3 Bb1 22. f4 Kb7 23. Nc3 Bf5 24. g4 Bc8

… incredibly this Bishop not only ‘escaped’ but now Blacks have an ‘extrapown’!… the remaining part of this game is however so interesting that I will dedicate to it my next post!...

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1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 [... this move is preferable to 5. Re1 and in any case Whites regain their pown...] Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 [... the alternative 6. ... bxc6 7. dxe5 Nb7... leaves Black in a very passive position...] 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 [... Whites have a majority of powns, four against three, on the King's side and thw intention of this move is to prepare their advance... but in that case why don't play immediately 9. g4 Nh6 10. h3!... relegating the Black Knight for a long time at the edge of the chessboard?...] Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 [... now the Black Knight can go to h4 and 11. Ng5 Ke8 doesn't produce significative effects...] 11. Nc3 Kc8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 14. Rd2 c5 15. Rad1 Be6 [... 15... Bc6 may seem better but in this case Whites play in any case 16. Ne1 ... with the prospective to arrive in d3 with a strong position...]

… incredibly this Bishop not only ‘escaped’ but now Blacks have an ‘extrapown’!… the remaining part of this game is however so interesting that I will dedicate to it my next post!...

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After 24 moves Blacks has an 'extrapown' but the Rocks are 'out of game' and Whites has a great advantage of development. Let's observe the proceeding of the game...

25. Nd3 h5! [... excellent move that activate the Rock h8... now Whites have to find some plan of attack because his position on the Queen side is compromised...] 26. f5 Ne7 27. Nb5!? hxg4!? [... why not 27... a6?... an interesting question...]28. hxg4!? [... better 28. Tc1!... that forces 28. ... Nd5 because 28... Nc6 29. Rdc2 Bd7 30. Nb4!... is catastophic for Blacks. After 28. ... Nd5 29. Nc5+ bxc5 30. Rxd5 a6!... however Blacks is better...] ... Rh4 29. Nf2 [... and the 'powerful Knight' is called back in defence of the g pown!...] Nc6 30. Rc2 a5 31. Rc4 g6! [... another excellent move that disgregate the Whites powns...] 32. Rdc1 Bd7 33. e6 fxe6 34. fxe6 Be8 35. Ne4 [... the only chance for Whites at this point is to complicate the game...] Rxg4+ 36. Kf2 Rf4+ 37. Ke3 Rf8 38. Nd4 Nxd4 39. Rxc7 Ka6 40. Kxd4 Rd8+ 41. Kc3 [... better in my opinion 41. Ke3...] Rf3 + 42. Kb2 Re3 43. Rc8 Rdd3 44. Ra8+!? [... a useless move that allows to Black to gain time placing the King in a secure position and make the e6 pown a 'sentenced to death'...] Kb7 45. Rxe8 Rxe4 46. e7 Rg3 47. Rc3 Re2 48. Rc2 Ree3 49. Ka2 g5 50. Rd2 Re5 51. Rd7 Kc6 52. Red8 Rge3 53. Rd6 Kb7 54. R8d7 Ka6 55. Rd5 Re2 56. Ka3 Re6 [... last trap...]57. Rd8 [... and not 57. Rxg5?? b6!... and the White King is kapput!...] g4 58. Rg5 Rxe7 59. Ra8 Kb7 60. Rag8 a4 61. Rxg4 axb3 62. R8g7 Ka6 63. Rxe7 Rxe7 64. Kxb3 1/2 1/2

Black don't have any chance to promote his last pown... the game is down...

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And Magnus replicates!... one of the most incredible games I ever saw!...

**Anand vs Carlsen 6-th game of the match **

**1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3** [... in the previous Spanish game Magnus not only gained parity but hi arrived near the victory, so that Viswanathan changes line...] **Bc5 5. c3 **[... 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nxe5 Qd4...] **00 6. 00 Re8 7. Re1 a6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 d6 10. Bg5** [... this move seems to create problem to Blacks because the King Black Bishop is outside the pown barrier... this game illustrates the correct strategy for Blacks in cases like this...] **Be6 11. Nbd2 h6 12. Bh4 Bxb3 13. axb3 Nb8 **[... with the prospective to arrive in d7 making sure the position...] **14. h3 **[... what the best plane for Whites in this position?... the alternative is an action along the a column playing 14. b4 Bb6 15. Ra3 ... but Blacks can neutralize all that playing 15. ... a5, that happens also in this game...] **Nbd7 15. Nh2 Qe716. Ndf1 Bb6 17. Ne3 Qe6 18. b4 a5 19. bxa5 Bxa5 20.Nhg4 Bb6 **[... the attack of Whites 'first world war style' finished ammunition... what to do now?... Viswanathan simplifies...] **21. Bxf6 Nxf6 22. Nxf6+ Qxf6 23. Qg4 **[... unfortunately for Whites 23. Nd5 ... doesn't work because it follows 23. ... Qxf2+...] ... **Bxe3** [... good move!... the f colum is not very useful for Whites and the weackness of the powns will create problems...] **24. fxe3 Qe7 25. Rf1 c5 26. Kh2 c4** [... another good move that devides the mass of White powns...] **27. d4 Rxa1 28. Rxa1 Qb7 **[... and not 28... exd4 29. exd4 Qxe4 30. Qxe4 Rxe4 31. Ra8+ Kh7 32. Rb8 and Whites solves all his problems...] **29. Rd1** [... no better moves...] **Qc6 30. Qf5 exd4 31. Rxd4 Re5 32. Qf3 Qc7 33. Kh1 Qe7 34. Qg4 Kh7 35. Qf4 g6 36. Kh2 Kg7 37. Qf3 Re6 **[... all these moves can be explained with the fact that both have to do 40 moves in two hours... and we are at the move 37...] **38. Qg3 **[... Whites decide to sacrify a pown arriving in an endgame of Rocks with good chances of draw... but why don't wait for the move 40?...] ... **Rxe4 39. Qxd6 Rxe3 40. Qxe7 Rxe7 41. Rd5 Rb7** [... at this point the general opinion of the masters was that Whites have excellent chances of a draw... and that makes very incredible what You will see now!...] **42. Rd6 f6 43. h4 **[... a poor chess player like I am at this point would have replay 'automatically' with 43... h5... but not Magnus...] **Kf7 44. h5 **[... this move opens the way to the Black King even if his phalanx is digregarded...] **gxh5 45. Rd5 Kg6 46. Kg3 Rb6 47. Rc5 f5 48. Kh4** [... it seems that Blacks have lost all their chances... what to do?... ] **... Re6!! **[... may be that this move doesn't gain... in any case it is incredible!...] **49. Rxb5 Re4+ 50. Kh3 Kg5 51. Rb8 h4 52. Rg8 Kh5 53. Rf8 Rf4 54. Rc8 Rg4 55. Rf8 Rg3+ 56. Kh2 Kg5 57. Rg8+? **[... and Blacks is free to access to the square f4 preparing the coffin to the White King!... 57. Rc8 ... would have been the right move...] ... **Kf4 58. Rc8 Ke3 59. Rxc4 f4 60. Ra4** [... this move is bad... but at this point what move is good?...] **... h3!! **[... the winning move!... Whites are kapput...] **61. gxh3 Rg6 62. c4 f3 63. Ra3+ Ke2 64. b4 f2 65. Ra2+ Kf3 66. Ra3+ Kf4 67. Ra8 **[... if 67. Ra1 Re6...] ... **Rg1 0-1**

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... and draw is unavoidable...

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And Magnus grabs his third victory in a dramatic game!... the complete analysis of the game probably will requires years!...

**Anand vs Carlsen 9-th game of the match**

**1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 **[... more common 4. Qc2..., 4. e3 ..., 4. a3 or even 4. Bg5... the move 4. f3 was discovered in the past century by the German master Saemish and conducts to a sharp battle... Viswanathan doesn't have alternatives : victory or death!...] **d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. e3 c4 **[... a double edge move... Blacks has the superiority of powns in the Queen side but Whites can start a dangerous attack on the center and the King side starting with e4...] **9. Ne2 Nc6 10. g4 **[... an interesting idea that provides the development of the King Bishop in g2 and the general advance of the powns...] **... O-O 11. Bg2 Na5 12. O-O Nb3 13. Ra2 b5 14. Ng3 a5 15. g5 Ne8 16. e4 Nxc1 17. Qxc1 Ra6 18. e5 Nc7** [... this Knight till seven move will be forced to tourn back on the e8 square for defending his King... however the successive moves will justify this paradox!...] **19. f4 b4 20. axb4 axb4 21. Rxa6 **[... 21. Raf2 is probably better but who can foresee that White's attack wont succed?...] **... Nxa6 **[ ... after 21. ... Bxa6 the Bishop doesn't control any more the vital diagonal c8-h3...] **22. f5 b3 23. Qf4 **[... or 23. f6 g6 with similar proceeding...] **Nc7 24. f6 g6 25. Qh4 Ne8 26. Qh6 b2 27. Rf4 **[... of course a mistake!... but what is the right move?...] **b1=Q+ 28. Nf1 **[... 28. Bf1 Qd1 29. Rh4 Qh5 30. Nxh5 gxh5 31. Rxh5 Bf5 ...] **Qe1** 0-1

The Black Queen controls the square h4 and checkmate is impossible... only half point in the last three games and Magnus is World Champion!...

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The Black Queen controls the square h4 and checkmate is impossible... only half point in the last three games and Magnus is World Champion!...

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In next post I intend to do some personal consideration about this match and the figure of Magnus...

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All the games of the match do contain formidable material for analysis... but game 6 is surely the most beautiful because is equally instructive for the opening, the center of game and [of course...] the final so that I'll try to do a complete analysis of this game... You have only to take into account that in the field of Chess absolutely I'm not at the level of Magnus and Viswanathan in the same way that in the field of Math absolutely I'm not at the level of Euler and Riemann...

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