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Carlsen, Magnus (2843) - Anand, Viswanathan (2780) [B52]
Final Masters Grand Slam, Bilbao (9) 2012

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+
The Sicilian Defence. The most common continuation is 3.d4, but the text is also popular.








   
3...Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 g6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bg7 9. f3








   
9...Qc7
After 9...O-O 10. Be3 Nc6 11. O-O a6 12. a4 e6 13. Nde2 Rac8 14. Rc1 Rfe8 15. Bf2 Qe7 16. b3 Nd7 the game is equal, Tiviakov, S - Nakamura, H, Unive Chess Tournament, Hoogeveen 2012.
10. b3 Qa5 11. Bb2 Nc6 12. O-O O-O 13. Nce2 Rfd8 14. Bc3 Qb6 15. Kh1








   
15...d5!
A good counterblow in the centre.
16. Nxc6
Weaker are 16. cxd5? Nxd5 17. exd5 Rxd5 18. Qe1 Nxd4 19. Nxd4 Bxd4 20. Bxd4 Rxd4 21. Qxe7 Rad8 and 16. exd5? Nxd5, with a small advantage for Black.
16...bxc6 17. Qe1 Rdc8
Or 17...a5!? 18. e5 Ne8 (18...Nd7) 19. cxd5 Rxd5 20. Nf4 Rdd8 21. Rc1 Qb5 22. e6 f6, with an unclear game.
18. e5 Ne8 19. e6!?
19. f4 is possible.








   
19...fxe6
Here 19...f6!? is interesting. But 19...f5! is even better, with serious counterplay in the Dutch structure.
20. Nf4! Bxc3 21. Qxc3 d4
Or 21...Ng7.
22. Qd2 c5 23. Rae1! Ng7








   
24. g4!!
A great multi-purpose move: White takes under his control the squares f5 and h5 and limits the black knight, White can attack on the kingside and manoeuvre his rook to the battle Rg1-g3-h3.
24...Rc6?!
24...Qd6! is correct.
25. Nh3!!
Magnus Carlsen launches a strong attack, intends Qh6 followed by Ng5.
25...Ne8
Or 25...Kh8 26. Qh6 Qd8 27. Ng5 Qg8 28. Re4 Rf8 29. Rg1! Rf6 30. Rg3.
26. Qh6 Nf6 27. Ng5 d3
Or 27...Qa6 28. Re5 Qc8 29. Rfe1 Qf8 30. Qh3 d3 31. Nxe6 Qf7 32. Ng5 Qf8 33. Qg2 Rd6 34. Qd2 Re8 35. Ne6 Qf7 36. R5e3, winning.
28. Re5








   
28...Kh8
If 28...Rd8 then White sacrifices his knight with 29. Nxh7! Nxh7 30. Qxg6+ Kh8 and checkmates after 31. Rh5.
29. Rd1!
White grabs the central pawn and has a strategically winning position.
29...Qa6 30. a4
Black resigned. 1-0










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Carlsen, Magnus (2843) - Anand, Viswanathan (2780) [B52]
5th Final Masters, Sao Paulo/Bilbao (9) 2012

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 g6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bg7 9. f3 Qc7 10. b3 Qa5 11. Bb2 Nc6 12. O-O O-O 13. Nce2 Rfd8 14. Bc3 Qb6 15. Kh1 d5! 16. Nxc6 bxc6 17. Qe1 Rdc8 18. e5 Ne8 19. e6!? fxe6 20. Nf4! Bxc3 21. Qxc3 d4 22. Qd2 c5 23. Rae1! Ng7 24. g4!! Rc6?! 25. Nh3!! Ne8 26. Qh6 Nf6 27. Ng5 d3 28. Re5 Kh8 29. Rd1! Qa6 30. a4 1-0


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