Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz) (2014) (blitz), Zurich SUI, rd 4, Jan-29
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 125 more Carlsen/Anand games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have photographs. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jan-30-14  FairyPromotion: <simsan: 21. Ne8+ is the start of the same # in 3.>

Maybe he still missed mate with Qh8+, but now mate with Qxe6+ is also possible.

Jan-30-14  Khapablanca: What is the point into "video annotate" a blitz game of chess? Come to and say "I just did it"?

I still don't see the point on that.

Jan-30-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: A Budapest Defense Reversed. I love it!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: That's a brilliant finish!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: He missed a couple of moves earlier but such is blitz.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Khapablanca: What is the point into "video annotate" a blitz game of chess? Come to and say "I just did it"? I still don't see the point on that.>

I am carving my annotations to this game in 12-foot high letters into the side of Sugarloaf Mountain, Lawrence, South Dakota USA.

They will be visible on Google Earth tomorrow morning.

Jan-30-14  Minitray: < Khapablanca: What is the point into "video annotate" a blitz game of chess? Come to and say "I just did it"? >

What is the point of discussing chess?

Indeed, what is the point of playing chess?

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Here is the game with my annotation (so far):

[Event "Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)"]
[Site "Zurich SUI"]
[Date "2014.01.29"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus "]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan "]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A06"]
[WhiteElo "2872"]
[BlackElo "2773"]
[PlyCount "41"]
[EventDate "2014.01.29"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 c5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Ng5 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Ncxe4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 e5 11. f4 exf4 12. Qh5 Nd4 13. Rxf4 $1 g6 14. Qe5 b6 $2 15. Raf1 Bf5 16. g4 Be6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Rxf8+ Bxf8 19. Nf6+ Kh8 20. c3 Nc6 21. Ne8+ 1-0

Where I have annotated that a move is worth a buck or a TJ then that is a ! and a ? respectively.

Jan-30-14  Pulo y Gata: <Jan-30-14 Minitray: < Khapablanca: What is the point into "video annotate" a blitz game of chess? Come to and say "I just did it"? > What is the point of discussing chess?

Indeed, what is the point of playing chess?>

Brilliant question and retort. Cuts to the very core, which is corelessness, of everything.. Meaningless magnificence!

Jan-30-14  nummerzwei: Playing the Budapest Gambit with an extra b3 seems rather clever.
Jan-30-14  mrbasso: I doubt this opening is any good but 5...Bf5 has to be played, not 5...Nc6?!.
Jan-30-14  nummerzwei: <mrbasso>: What do you have in mind against an immediate 5.Bc4?
Jan-31-14  MarkFinan: If I could play just ONE game like this at unlimited time controls I'd die happy with what I'd achieved in the game of chess! I notice that (to me anyway) I don't see Carlsens threats coming they just seem to appear, but once they do appear there seems to be no defence to them! He's just taking names right now, and make no mistake about it.. The rest are just playing catch up, and for the title of 2nd best chess player in the world.. That's kinda stating the obvious but that gap is only gonna get bigger over the next few years!
Jan-31-14  MarkFinan: Although he did miss a mate in 3 the patzer.

click for larger view

Feb-01-14  Boris Schipkov: This game Carlsen-Anand, Challenge Blitz, Zurich 2014 in Chess Siberia with my commentary
Feb-02-14  hachabarata: <offramp> Let me guess...a below-average white chess player who keeps getting his ass kicked by Indian chess players on a regular basis? ;-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  sydbarrett: I could swear I've seen this mate before in the database. And a nice mate it is.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: "1.Nf3" is the "last book move"? What kind of nonsense is this? White plays a standard Nimzo-Larsen, and then the rare (but well-known) Norfolk Gambit, e4.
Jun-14-14  PJs Studio: Fantastic opening choice by the World Champion. Where did Anand go wrong? Accepting the pawn in e4 seems very dangerous if not wrong.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Leko's and Pelletier's live comments:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Claude Bloodgood wrote a book about this opening, the Norfolk Gambit.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <21.Ne8+> reminds me (a bit) of <28... Ne1+> in J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979
Jun-02-16  Tuzmor: 14. ..b5? (awesome blunder by Anand)
Aug-18-17  Soethiha: 20.Ne8+ Kg8 21.Qh8+ Kh8 22.Rf8#

Please reply me , anyone

Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Aug-18-17 Soethiha: 20.Ne8+ Kg8 21.Qh8+ Kh8 22.Rf8# Please reply me , anyone>

That works and 21.Qxe6+ works too.

search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: BLITZ. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Omnia mea mecum porto.
by hanwubai
working on 2
by wwm
Norfolk Gambit 2
from GumboGambit's Unorthodox Games-Names [ECO=A,D,E] by fredthebear
Carslen with magnificent blitz win over Anand!
from Carlsen games by Mudphudder
Norfolk Gambit
from 98_A01 Play 1.b3! by whiteshark
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01) 1-0 Discovery
from b3 bricks and bats, this and thats by fredthebear
from Carlsen's winning miniatures by alexmagnus
from Champions miniature champions by alexmagnus
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01) 1-0 Discovery
from yDiagonals Attack: Bs Highway, Battery, Crossfir by trh6upsz
Norfolk Gambit 2
from Unorthodox Games; Unusual Names [ECO=A,D,E] by GumboGambit
from Champions miniature champions by addison13
21.Ne8+!! 1:0
from 663_Interception / Interference (+deflection) by whiteshark

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC