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Magnus Carlsen vs. Viswanathan Anand - 2013 Tal Memorial

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ChessNetwork Master games Tal memorial 2013 Carlsen, magnus Anand, viswanathan Nimzo-indian defence Rubinstein variation Reshevsky variation

The #1 ranked chess player in the world, Magnus Carlsen, battles the reigning World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, in Round 5 of the 2013 Tal Memorial. Carlsen chooses the Rubinstein system of e3 and Ne2 in response to Anand's Nimzo-Indian Defense. Some games are computer-like in a sense where it's difficult to pinpoint where a losing side went wrong. We observe just that in this game, and it acts as the last encounter the two players will have until November of 2013, at which point Magnus Carlsen will challenge Viswanathan Anand for the World Chess Championship title.

[Event "8th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUSSIA"]
[Date "2013.06.18"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Carlsen, M."]
[Black "Anand, V."]
[ECO "E46"]
[WhiteElo "2864"]
[BlackElo "2786"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bd2 Nd7 9. g3 b6 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. Bg2 Bb7 12. Bb4 Nf6 13. O-O Re8 14. Rc1 c6 15. Bxe7 Rxe7 16. Re1 Qd6 17. Nf4 Bc8 18. Qa4 Rc7 19. f3 Be6 20. e4 dxe4 21. fxe4 Qd7 22. d5 cxd5 23. Qxd7 Rxd7 24. Nxe6 fxe6 25. Bh3 Kh8 26. e5 Ng8 27.
Bxe6 Rdd8 28. Rc7 d4 29. Bd7

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