Thursday, February 28, 2013

Caruana upsets Anand in Round 4, Zurich Chess Challenge 2013

Zurich Chess Challenge 2013

28 Feb 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In Zurich, the website of Zurich Chess Challenge 2013 reported that Fabiano Caruana took the lead in the Zuerich Chess Classic after scoring a win against Viswanathan Anand in the first decisive game of the event. Anand was professional enough to attend the press conference and give brief comments but departed quickly clearly upset at his loss.

Round 4 Standings, ZCC 2013

The game was a heavyweight Ruy Lopez in which Anand became frustrated by strong resistance and felt he was being outplayed. He sacrificed the exchange to try and change the course of events and had sufficient compensation but he started to doubt himself a bit and having made time control his 41st move Bg2 was careless allowing 41...Nc8 which caused his position to fall apart. 41.Ne5 was his first choice and the game would have continued.


Caruana is leading with 2.5 points from four rounds of play while Kramnik and Gelfand are at 2.0 points and Anand is at 1.5 points.




Zurich Chess Challenge 2013 (Zuerich SUI)
Sat 23rd Feb 2013 - Fri 1st Mar 2013 - Official Site - Live

Zurich CC 2013 (4 players 6 Rds DRR Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games |Live

Zurich CC Blitz 2013 (4 players 6 Rds DRR Indiv TC:4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games

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