Sunday, November 17, 2013

World Chess Championship game 5: Carlsen wins!

The first decisive result of the 2013 World Chess Championship goes to Magnus Carlsen, who prevails with the white pieces in game 5.

By move 15, many of the pieces, including the queens, were off the board, and each side had an isolated center pawn. Anand had the two bishops, but Carlsen's pieces were active. The play through move 40 was tremendously complex, with action across the board, but Carlsen succeeded in winning a pawn and then transitioning to a rook+pawn endgame by move 50.

At move 58 the world champion resigned.

And so the score is now: Carlsen 3.0 - Anand 2.0

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