Carlsen On 3rd Match Game Against Anand: "Both of Us Were a Bit Nervous"

Время публикации: 12.11.2013 20:05 | Последнее обновление: 12.11.2013 20:08

Game 3 of the World Championship match Anand - Carlsen has eventually showed uncompromised fight, which however lacked just a little bit to be decisive. The "draw instinct" still prevails as both Carlsen and Anand are trying to minimize risk.

Norwegian agreed that after several doubtful decisions he fell into a dangerous situation. It seemed that Black had a decisive advantage, but Anand disagreed with such statement at the press conference, noting that "White had enough counter play in every variation." For instance,


34...Bxb2?! Indian GM suggested 34...Rf8 35.Bxd3 Rxf2 (stronger is 35...Qd6! - CN) 36.Rxf2 Rf8 37.Qe4. "And here I am not even sure black is any better," Anand added.
35.Qf3 Bf6 36.Rxd3 Rxd3 37.Rxd3 Rd8 The move equals to the draw offer. Black could try to fight 37...Bd4. 
38.Rxd8 Bxd8 39.Bd3 and so on. 1/2

[Event "WCh 2013"] [Site "Chennai IND"] [Date "2013.11.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2870"] [BlackElo "2775"] [ECO "A07"] [Opening "Reti"] [Variation "King's Indian attack"] [WhiteFideId "1503014"] [BlackFideId "5000017"] [EventDate "2013.11.09"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nc6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. Nc3 e5 7. Qxc4 Nge7 8. O-O O-O 9. d3 h6 10. Bd2 Nd4 11. Nxd4 exd4 12. Ne4 c6 13. Bb4 Be6 14. Qc1 Bd5 15. a4 b6 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. a5 Rab8 18. Re1 Rfc8 19. axb6 axb6 20. Qf4 Rd8 21. h4 Kh7 22. Nd2 Be5 23. Qg4 h5 24. Qh3 Be6 25. Qh1 c5 26. Ne4 Kg7 27. Ng5 b5 28. e3 dxe3 29. Rxe3 Bd4 30. Re2 c4 31. Nxe6+ fxe6 32. Be4 cxd3 33. Rd2 Qb4 34. Rad1 Bxb2 35. Qf3 Bf6 36. Rxd3 Rxd3 37. Rxd3 Rd8 38. Rxd8 Bxd8 39. Bd3 Qd4 40. Bxb5 Qf6 41. Qb7+ Be7 42. Kg2 g5 43. hxg5 Qxg5 44. Bc4 h4 45. Qc7 hxg3 46. Qxg3 e5 47. Kf3 Qxg3+ 48. fxg3 Bc5 49. Ke4 Bd4 50. Kf5 Bf2 51. Kxe5 Bxg3+ 1/2-1/2

"I think it was good to get the match going a little bit. I guess both of us were a bit nervous today. There was some tension, both on the board and some nerves as well. But really that's what it's all about."
By the way, participants of the match admitted (by the time of the press conference) none of them have seen Kasparov in Chennai.

Game 4 starts tomorrow at 10.30 CET.
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