Anand,Viswanathan (2792) – Carlsen,Magnus (2863) [D97]
World Championship, Sochi (10), 22.11.2014
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 The Russian System is one of White’s most dangerous approaches when playing the Grünfeld. 5…dxc4 6.Qxc4 0-0 7.e4 Na6 Black prepares a quick …c5. 8.Be2 c5 9.d5 e6 10.0-0 exd5 11.exd5 Re8 12.Bg5 12.Rd1 is the main variation but White wants to move the queenside rook to d1. 12…h6 13.Be3 13.Bxf6 Qxf6 14.Rad1 Bd7 with an approximately equal game in Oll-Gavrikov, Tallinn 1985. 13…Bf5 14.Rad1 Ne4 15.Nxe4 Bxe4 16.Qc1 Qf6 17.Bxh6 Qxb2 18.Qxb2 Bxb2 19.Ng5
19…Bd4! A good move cutting off the communication from Rd1 and the passed pawn. When looking at Chessbomb.com a mistake occurred on the screen because 19…Bxg2? was played. Of course this loses to 20.Bxa6 Bxf1 21.Bxf1 20.Nxe4 Rxe4 21.Bf3 Re7 22.d6 Rd7 23.Bf4 Nb4 24.Rd2 Re8 Black has from now on an easy game. 25.Rc1 Re6 26.h4 Be5! The simplest move leading to general exchanges. 27.Bxe5 Rxe5 28.Bxb7 Rxb7 29.d7 Nc6 30.d8Q+ Nxd8 31.Rxd8+ Kg7 32.Rd2 1/2-1/2 Only two games are left and the standings can change radically with one game. Now everything is a matter of who has the strongest nerves at the critical moments.
Standings: Carlsen-Anand 5,5-4,5
The eleventh game will be played on Sunday.
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