Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand – 2013 World Chess Championship – Game 10

Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand – 2013 World Chess Championship – Game 10


Hi everyone it’s Jerry. This is round 10 from
the 2013 World Chess Championship match between Anand and Carlsen. Going into this round Carlsen
has a 6 to 3 lead over Anand. And Carlsen with the white pieces in this one opened with
e4. And for the first time in the match we get to see the Sicilian Defense. Keep in mind
Carlsen needs only a draw or a win in order to become World Champion. It is a race again
to 6 and a half points. And we see the Rossolimo. Knight blocks and as a follow-up, d4. If you’re
looking for a fairly quiet system in reply to the Sicilian, bishop b5 line might be something
to look into. Carlsen at this stage in the match not wanting to complicate the position
too much. So we have this exchange, and soon as the bishop is questioned, white gives it
up. But has at least inserted c4 so that there’s going to be control over the two potential
pawn breaks–d5 and b5. And we’ll see a lot of emphasis placed on controlling these squares
from here on out. So first knight f6, bishop g5. You may not think there’s too much difference
between these two moves at this moment but there certainly is. By keeping pressure on
the knight, there’s not time to fianchetto the bishop successfully because you can take
the knight off, damage the structure, and this knight would be granted a beautiful home
on d5. But if you were to bring your knight out, well now there’s time for black to maybe
consider this. But it’s bishop g5, and so the bishop has to go elsewhere. Knight c3,
bishop e7, castles. Bishop c6 putting pressure on e4 and this is a quite common maneuver
out of this variation to drop the queen back. There’s a few reasons behind that. One it
vacates the d4 square for the knight. It could grab the bishop, and it’s still keeping a
close eye on the two potential pawn breaks–d5 and b5. Black castles, sure enough the knight
posts in the center, reinforces the structure with b3. And now we grab that bishop. And
we play our rook to c1. This might be tempting as well. It’s a half-open file, but it doesn’t
address this potential pawn break. If rook on f to d1, we have b5 and you can’t take
cause you would drop the knight. So we need to first secure our knight position so b5
is no longer a good idea. You could just win a pawn. Maybe there’s even something sneakier.
So we don’t do that. b5 is not allowed. Bishop has a question thrown to it. This is also
a flight square. Knight to d7. There’s two possibilities for this knight now. b6 isn’t
really doing anything but tying down the queen to its defense. Better post for the bishop.
Hard square to argue with. It’s very well centralized and pointing right at g7. There
could maybe one day be another piece converging on that g7 point. So finally the last rook
gets involved for black. A little flight square for white, and this queen is retreating to
only take up a better post. She eventually wants to rake the 5th rank. All of the white
rooks are working for white now. And with queen to d2 there is this common knight pivot
that is available, exploiting the queen’s unprotected nature. Notice how if b5, there
could be knight d5. There’s no time to take the knight. The queens are in tension. Queen
on a5 is unprotected. If you take the queen, you don’t take back right away. You take the
piece with check. And only then take the queen back. And then white is doing quite
well reinforcing c4. The one thing you really don’t want to happen structure-wise on the
queenside for white is this sort of thing where they’re split. But clearly in this variation
the rooks are well positioned to keep the structure as is–an a-b structure. So we don’t
have that. But that is the idea that is in mind after queen d2. And the king gets out
of it. King to f8, so that knight d5 isn’t available. Queen takes queen. Well you can’t
take a piece now with check. The king is on f8. So king f8 it is. Queen to b2, and there
might be some issue on this g7 square. Well the king comes back. And during the live stream
I had thought that maybe we would have some repetition. The queen going back and forth,
the king going back and forth. But certainly Anand is looking for more. It may seem like
this is appealing to take that pawn and then land a discovered check, but it’s just not
working out. Black at the end of it is up a piece. So what did we have? We had a4, clamping
down on this b5 advance. Queen to h5, knight to e2. Two possibilities for the knight to
maybe harass the black queen. Bishop f6, and now at this point now that the bishops are
in tension with one another. As soon as he’s no longer around to watch over d6. Well you’re
going to have a lot of pressure being placed on that point. He’s a number one defender
of the d6 pawn. So he is challenged right away. He’s recaptured as otherwise you would
be dropping the rook. You need to take with the rook, and after queen to e5 the idea will
be to eventually question the queen’s position. First piling up on d6. Knight f6 is there.
There’s pressure now on e4. That is defended, and there is also no thought of d5. The queen
would be hit. And so what gets played after rook e3, we have rook d7. And now a very clamping
down type of move, a5. You could forget about playing b5. The queen is there to support
keep in mind. And now we have after queen g5 an evaluation shift. What’s maybe better,
and this is a computer recommendation is g5, to secure this queen position. But instead
in the game, after a5, it was queen g5 which now allows e5, breaking open the position.
Hitting at these two points. The knight has to run in reverse in order to defend d6. Now
in the game we had pawn takes pawn, but what was available was also knight g3, or maybe
even knight c3 with ideas of hitting the queen and then also converging on d6. However what
was chosen is the immediate capture. And this pawn needs to be tracked down right away.
If something like b4-c5 is allowed and that pawn is defended, with that sort of structure,
well it’s going to be game over for black. So it’s rook c6. f4 first, and we’re going
down a line now where we’re going to have all major exchanged, and we’re going to enter
a knight, king and pawn endgame alone. So f4 is first inserted. The queen needs to drop
back to corral the pawn on d6. And we have everything trained on this point, and sure
enough all major pieces coming off the board. And it was important by the way in all of
those cases that the knight would be the last one to capture as otherwise there are moments
where c5 could be played, exploiting the pin on the d-file. So that’s why we have that
exact order coming about. And the knight being the last one to recapture. And now in this
endgame, the idea is to get the king more active. And very active is this white king
with these next moves, making a b-line right for the b-pawn. Black is there however, just
in the nick of time to stop white from putting pressure on b7. So what follows is getting
the knight to a better post. An even post on e4, looking at the d6 square, hitting at
f7. Also looking for some fork. Maybe picking up the g-pawn. Knight e3, g3. A question is
thrown to the knight. He does run into d6. And after g5, we give a check, and another
check. And now this where there was a big think for Carlsen having about 61 minutes
remaining on this clock. He invested a good chunk of that–nearly a half hour spent on
knight g8. And you may wonder why so much time was invested on such a move. Well look
at the variation that comes about where after takes, takes, king g7. The knight–he is trapped.
White is giving up the knight in exchange for tracking down these pawns, and then having
a foot race. Literally a foot solider race to see who can queen first. So he doesn’t
just want to give himself up. He needs to take somebody down with him. He grabs a pawn
at least on f5, and then the king hunts down the b-pawn. Whereas the knight tracks down
the f-pawn. And before you know it we have two passed pawns. King b6 is there clearing
the way for the pawn, and also shouldering off the knight. It’s a big race, and at the
end of it we have both sides queening. White queen’s first, and then takes up a nice residence
in the center. Even without these pawns on the board, it’s still a very difficult win
for black. Queen and knight versus queen should be a theoretical draw but we have the game
actually ending much more abruptly. Keep in mind that you can’t, at this point, take the
pawn. She has to watch over the knight. So what is tried is a knight check, king b5.
Knight takes on b3. The queen now is able to give a check, and at this moment I was
able to notice that the game would be ending very soon. Because by force it would either
be a perpetual check or the queens would be exchanged. And that right there would secure
a draw. So what was played is king to h6. And what was the follow up? Queen b6, forcing
a queen exchange. What else would there have been to do? Going to one of these squares…well
the queen basically keeps making use of these three squares. Wherever the king goes, you
continually give a check until he has to go. Well it’s either perpetual check or he ends
up somewhere on this 6th rank. So what was played is queen c7, king h6, queen b6, and
the queens are exchanged. And with that, well the game finishes up like this, with the pawns
being captured. And at this moment right here we go all the way down to move 65, knight
takes pawn. And it is at this point it is of course a draw. No side can win, and with
that the World Chess Championship title goes to Magnus Carlsen. So congratulations to him.
I’ve covered all games now. It feels good to be done, and I hope you enjoyed tuning
for this. Maybe this is the first video you’re watching, but I covered all of these games.
All ten games of this match. And at the end of this video, I’ll include a playlist so
you can check them out if you missed any of them. So thank you for tuning in. Thank you
for your support as well. And I hope you enjoyed this World Chess Championship match, and again
congratulations to Magnus Carlsen. That’s all for this video. Take care, bye.

100 thoughts on “Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand – 2013 World Chess Championship – Game 10

  1. Awesome commentary on all 10 games! I loved watching the stream, and then taking the comprised runthrough here on Youtube. You're the best, Jerry!

  2. Seriously great coverage.  I followed a competing/other chess channel, and while I'm still following it, I have to say that your commentary was superior, and your videos, at least on game by game coverage, are superior to any I've found.  I have actually learned a lot listening to you go over the various potential variations, and explaining why this move is better than that one, move order importance, etc.  

    Thanks so much!

  3. So, do you think you might do one more stream? Since you were planning to do 2 more anyway (since there were 10 games instead of 12), how about a chesscube stream sometime next week? The occasion is very fitting, a stream to celebrate the new champion 😉

  4. Good games magnus! And appreciate the hard work Jerry, watched every video of the series. I wasn't able to catch up with twitch bc it was 4:00 at est with school at the break of sunrise. But oh well…

  5. Hahah that was all so awesome true and through throughout the entire series! Thank you Jerry and congrats to Magnus! I knew he would do it, but it is such a phenomenal achievement and example to all to take it at such a young age also 😀

  6. Thanks very much for covering the series. I've followed your coverage from the beginning, stayed up way too late many a night watching on Twitch, and your commentary was much of the reason I kept watching till the end.

  7. Your break down for each match is amazing 😀 super easy to follow and shows all possibilities of most moves. I'm trying ti get into chess too but I struggle for the most part 😛

  8. @ChessNetwork I really appreciate your coverage of the match as well as all of the other wonderfully instructive and often hilarious chess videos on youtube. Thank you very, very much!!! H2!

  9. Thanks for all the coverage.  A year ago I wouldn't have been paying enough attention to chess to have even known this was going on, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.  Looking forward to getting back to a regular sleep schedule, and I'm sure you are too.

    If you are thinking of covering other tournaments in the future, my vote is for some kibitzing of the London Chess Classic in Dec.  I really like seeing the shorter time controls.

    Again, thanks so much!  I don't think any of us can express just how much we appreciate it. -tyyyyler

  10. Hey,I just wanted to say a huge "thank you" for all the sleepless nights you had during the match,the commentaries were amazing,the analysis as always,everything was great on your part,and I sincerely hope you'll do something like this again in next WCC if not sooner… Greetings from Serbia! 🙂

  11. Another year, another good coverage! Thanks for all your effort reviewing this games. I really hope to watch the games next year in your channel. Meanwhile, let's watch some first place confetti, fishing traps and more!

  12. isn't the rossolimo when white plays Bb5 against the sveshnikov, instead of Bb5+ against d6? i think the variation carlsen played is the canal-sokolsky attack, correct me if i'm wrong,

  13. What a bummer.. was really hoping Anand would have held on to his title. He didn't put up much of a fight.. But I still yield my congratulations to Carlsen.

  14. Thanks for covering the World Chess Championship! These ten videos were superior coverage of the match. The way you showed alternative lines, especially in the beginning of the game, made this accessible to the average player who might be perplexed by grandmaster moves. Awesome work!

  15. Thank you for your wonderful coverage of the WCC! I really appreciate all the work you put in to making your videos! I look forward to more videos! But first, you HAVE TO GET SOME REST!!!  haha 🙂 Thank you Jerry! 

  16. Thanks for all the hard work Jerry!  You have exposed a great game to thousands of new fans with your broadcast.  Your analysis was superb and so educational.  Enjoy a nice break and hope you stream again soon!  Take care.

  17. Thank you for your very sober and interesting coverage of the WCC! You really don't need many comments to give us the essentiel points of the match. I really appreciate it. Yann (from Switzerland)

  18. I was watching the live footage of the game but muted. I had another tab with your commentary jumping back and forth. You should sit on their panel and do commentary, their whole set up is very poor and could use someone like you.

    I hope you can share info again next time there is a good game being played.

  19. I've seen a couple different perspectives for this particular game and others in the 2013 WCC and your explanation of what is happening and why is the best. You rock Jerry!

  20. Hi Jerry. Since you know these games fairly well by now, I think it would be interesting if you made a "highlights" video, highlighting key moves, both accurate and mistakes. I'd love to watch it.

  21. Excellent work on covering the World Chess Championship.  
    I am happy with the outcome but wished for Anand to do more.
    Their last game was a beauty.

  22. in move 14th of black 14)…Q*c6 why doent b pawn take the knight and improve pawn structure i mean there will be more pawns around center for black then?

  23. 9:04 OOOOH!! Oh man!! This is so exciting!!

    And then it's followed up with an anticlimax. Kinda a bummer, but not unexpected. Congratulations, Carlsen! I wonder what the champion does after becoming champion…

  24. What I don't understand is why Black, needing a win (since a Draw gives white the 6.5 needed) decided to enter an exchange on 32 RXd6

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