Viswanathan Anand vs. Magnus Carlsen at World Chess Championship 2013


Former World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, fought to defend his title against Magnus Carlsen.

If you own SparkChess 7 Full Version you can download the PGN database and replay the games at your leisure. Owners of SparkChess 6 for iOS and Android can copy the PGN and paste it in SparkChess’ PGN window.

The games are annotated by Mark Crowther – used with permission.

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Round 1 – November 9 – Draw

A relatively “boring” first game, with only 16 moves in one hour and a half of gameplay. The game started with a Réti opening continues into Fianchetto Grunfeld. After 13 moves, Anand saw the opportunity for repetition, forcing a draw.

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