London: Anand and Carlsen Demonstrated Knowledge of Chess Classics


The last but one round of London Classic was marked by a calm draw in Anand – Carlsen encounter. 

A painfully familiar (remember Kasparov – Karpov matches) Queen’с Gambit took place in this face-off.

After 16.Qc2 Rab8 Anand tried not a вери successful and rare move 17.Rfc1?!, which brought White a comfortable position.

This draw deprived the World Champion any chances to be among top-three winners – the task he, maybe, hasn't even set before the tournament. 

[Event «3rd London Chess Classic 2011»] [Site «London ENG»] [Date «2011.12.11»] [Round «8»] [White «Anand, Viswanathan»] [Black «Carlsen, Magnus»] [Result «1/2-1/2»] [ECO «D58»] [PlyCount «66»] [EventDate «2011.??.??»] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. Be2 Bb7 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. b4 c5 12. bxc5 bxc5 13. Rb1 Bc6 14. O-O Nd7 15. Bb5 Qc7 16. Qc2 Rab8 17. Rfc1 Bxb5 18. Nxb5 Qc6 19. Nc3 cxd4 20. Nxd4 Bxd4 21. exd4 Rxb1 22. Nxb1 Qxc2 23. Rxc2 Rb8 24. Nd2 Nf8 25. g3 Ne6 26. Nb3 Rb4 27. Rc6 Ra4 28. Nc5 Rc4 29. Rd6 Nxc5 30. dxc5 Rxc5 31. Ra6 Rc7 32. Rd6 Rc5 33. Ra6 Rc7 1/2-1/2your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes as required to display the chessboard

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