Monday, January 17, 2011

Giri Surprise Win Over Carlsen, Tata Steel Chess 2011

Anish Giri, NED, a picture by Fred Lucas

Pix 1. GM Anish Giri, NED (a picture by Fred Lucas)

17 January 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Mark Crowther of reports the dramatic moments of the lost game of Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Group A, Tata Steel Chess tournament.

World Number One Magnus Carlsen lost to Anish Giri in just 90 minutes and 22 moves in an appallingly slapdash manner. Carlsen's 11.Qd2 novelty looked very strange in a position where white has a huge number of alternatives. Giri equalised extremely quickly and then Carlsen played one inaccurate move after another to reach a lost position after 19 moves which Giri accurately exploited in just three moves. It wasn't just that Carlsen lost, he played really, really badly over a number of moves.

Here is the game viewer of the chess game between Magnus Carlsen as white and Anish Giri of the Netherlands in the third round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011.


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