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World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen against Viswanathan Anand, Sochi 2014

The World Chess Championship 2014 Match - Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand - took place in Sochi (Russia) 7th-25th November.
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 6.5-4.5. Magnus Carlsen is World Chess Champion again, he retains World Championship title.
Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich
Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen, Game 10. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Prize Giving Ceremony
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 11 and Photos
Game 11: Carlsen-Anand 1-0. The Spanish Game. The Berlin Variation. With equality after 15...g5. Anand could try to win 2 games. Magnus could try to win 1 game. Vishy riskily sacrificed the exchange with 27...Rb4, and Magnus obtained a huge advantage, won the game and the title.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 10 and Photos
Game 10: Anand-Carlsen 1/2. The Gruenfeld Defence. The Russian System, 5.Qb3. A sharp fight! Magnus preferred to play in the endgame after 17...Qxb2 18.Qxb2 Bxb2, Anand had the better chances due to the passed pawn in the centre. But Magnus defended well. A draw.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 9 and Photos
Game 9: Carlsen-Anand 1/2. The Spanish Game. The Berlin Variation. 11.Ne2, in game 7 Magnus played 11.Bf4. 13...Bb7 is a novelty. After the strong 14...Bd6 Vishy had good counterplay. A quick draw by perpetual check.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 8 and Photos
Game 8: Anand-Carlsen 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined, 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3 c5. 12.Bd3 is a novelty. Vishy had a slight advantage. After 23.bxa3 the position looked drawish. A draw.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 7 and Photos
Game 7: Carlsen-Anand 1/2. The Berlin Variation of the Spanish Game. With counterplay. A theoretical duel. The same positions as in Anand-Nakamura, Bilbao 2011, and especially Giri-Radjabov, Tashkent 2014 - 25.Rh7. 25...Nf7 is a novelty. Anand sacrificed a bishop for 2 pawns in the endgame. A draw, 122 moves.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 6 and Photos
Game 6: Carlsen-Anand 1-0. The Sicilian Defence. Magnus traded queens to have a slight or small advantage in the endgame (after the match Magnus said that grandmasters Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladimir Potkin told him about the opening and ideas before game 6, they all agreed that 0-0-0 and h4-h5 are good), he had two bishops, but white pawns on the queenside were weak, though black pawns on thr kingside were weak. 11...Bxc3+ is a novelty. After Carlsen's mistake 26.Kd2? Anand could have won pawns with 26...Nxe5. After 28.f3 White was better. Then Magnus grabbed pawns and won.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 5 and Photos
Game 5: Anand-Carlsen 1/2. The Queen's Indian Defence. 13.d6 is a novelty. Anand sacrificed a pawn, but had a strong bishop and rooks and can attack, obtained a small edge in the endgame. 27.Ra4 was more precise. A draw.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand: Game 4 and Photos
Game 4: Carlsen-Anand 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. A rare line. 9...Bg4 is a novelty, with counterplay. Since all Black's pieces are active Anand has no problems after 16...Bg6. The endgame was drawn.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand: Game 3 and Photos
Game 3: Anand-Carlsen 1-0. The Queen's Gambit Declined, 5.Bf4 and 7.c5. Anand seized space on the queenside. The same position as in Aronian-Adams, Bilbao 2013. 17.Ng5 Ndf6 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 (probably 18...dxe4 is better, with the idea of ...Nd5) 19.f3. Vishy obtained a small, then a clear advantage, 20.fxe4 is a good novelty. But 25.Qa6 was correct. The fatal mistake was 28...Ba5? in time trouble and Vishy beat Magnus.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand: Game 2
Game 2: Carlsen-Anand 1-0. The Spanish Game. Magnus weakened Black's pawn structure with 7.Bxc6, hoping to exploit weaknesses in the endgame on the move 90 or 100. But then Magnus preferred to attack on the kingside with 17.Qh5, Vishy defended with 17...f6. After 25.Rc4 White is better, Magnus can try to win. 34...h5? is a mistake.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand: Game 1
Game 1: Anand-Carlsen 1/2. The Gruenfeld Defence. 11.Bxg7 is a novelty (11.gxf3 Moiseenko-Nepomniachtchi, Yaroslavl 2014). Black castled short, White castled long. The endgame looked drawish, but the manoeuvre ...a5-a4 was very strong, and Magnus obtained a slight advantage. However, Anand defended well, a draw by perpetual check.

The Inspection, Press Conference and Opening Ceremony of the World Chess Championship 2014
Before the match: World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, Challenger Viswanathan Anand of India.
Carlsen's seconds: Peter Heine Nielsen (The Dane) and Jon Ludvig Hammer (The Hammer), also Michael Adams and Laurent Fressinet, and Garry Kasparov gave advice. Anand's seconds: Krishnan Sasikiran, Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Grzegorz Gajewski.
The games of the World Championship 2014 Carlsen vs Anand - 1:00 pm CET, 7:00 am EST, 18:00 Nsk.
All 11 games of the World Championship 2014 Match Carlsen vs Anand
Games FWCM2014 (11, pgn)
Schedule, games: November 8, 9; 11,12; 14,15; 17,18; 20,21; 23,25; tie-break 27.
Tal Memorial 2014 Chess Blitz Tournament
World Chess Championship 2013 Match Viswanathan Anand against Magnus Carlsen, Chennai 2013

Official site: http://www.sochi2014.fide.com/

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