The Final round! and…read about Anand…the winner at the bottom of this post…
End position of Shirov (white) against Ivanchuk round 14.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Shirov (white) against Ivanchuk. This game was a draw.
End position of Carlsen (white) against Radjabov round 14.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Carlsen (white) against Radjabov. A long game that ended in a draw.
End position of the game against Anand and Topalov, round 14.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Anand (white) and Topalov in round 14 played today. The game was a draw.
End position of the game between Leko and Aronian, round 14.
Click HERE to play through the game of Leko (white) and Aronian. This game was a draw too.
During the press conference after his draw against Topalov, Anand pointed out how much his tournament looked like that of 2007. Then he also scored 8.5 out of 14 and then too he was chased by Carlsen (but of course there was also the amazing comeback by Morozevich). He also emphasized how interesting the tournament had been. “Not only as a player but also as chess fan I have really enjoyed looking at the games here.”
Against Radjabov, for quite a while Carlsen had been trying in vain to win a slightly better ending that was a dead draw according to the experts. But it was understandable, since a victory would have yielded a shared first place with Anand. (Also in this case, Anand would have been the tournament winner as he won his minimatch with Carlsen). But in any case Magnus can look back at another great tournament, that got him virtually into the world’s top 5.
Read the article HERE on Chessvibes.