Magnus Carlsen: "Most Of All, I Remember the Game with Vachier-Lagrave"

Время публикации: 25.04.2015 19:47 | Последнее обновление: 25.04.2015 20:07

The Shamkir tournament is coming to an end, and the journalists are already asking the players to sum up the results. However, the leader, but not yet crowned winner, Magnus Carlsen, requested that such discussions be postponed until tomorrow. "I consider that while the tournament is going on, one should not look back." 

In today's eighth round, Carlsen made a draw with Wesley So, although, despite being White, it was the American who was on the defensive. Wesley called this game his most memorable of the tournament, and also mentioned his game against Anish Giri in round one. The grandmaster also admitted that his play here has not been of the very highest level,and said he will certainly be working to improve it. 

And which game from Shamkir does Magnus consider his most memorable? Players are usually evasive in response to such questions, naming several games, but Magnus unhesitatingly referred to his round five game against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave". "From a creative viewpoint, this was undoubtedly my best game."   

With a round to go, Carlsen leads Anand by half a point. More on the latter's latest win shortly here on Chess-News.

[Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015"] [Site "Shamkir AZE"] [Date "2015.04.25"] [Round "8.3"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2788"] [BlackElo "2863"] [ECO "A29"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "four knights, kingside fianchetto"] [EventDate "2015.04.17"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. cxd5 Nd4 9. Nxd4 exd4 10. Qa4 a5 11. e3 b5 12. Qc2 Bb7 13. b3 Qg5 14. a3 Bf8 15. Bb2 Bxd5 16. e4 Bb7 17. Bxd4 c5 18. Be3 Qg6 19. d3 a4 20. Rab1 axb3 21. Rxb3 b4 22. axb4 cxb4 23. Bd2 Bc6 24. Rb2 Ba4 25. Qc4 Rec8 26. Qd4 Bc5 27. Qd5 b3 28. d4 Bb6 29. Be3 h6 30. e5 Bc6 31. Qxb3 Bxg2 32. Kxg2 Bxd4 33. Bxd4 Qe4+ 34. Qf3 Qxd4 35. Rb5 Qc3 36. Rd1 Qxf3+ 37. Kxf3 Rc7 38. Rbd5 Raa7 39. Kg4 Ra2 40. R1d2 Rxd2 41. Rxd2 1/2-1/2


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