WCC 2014 G8: A QGD With a Few Twists Leads to a Draw

11.18.14 Both players seemed a bit fatigued coming into today's game, understandably so, having just played a 6.5 hour marathon game yesterday. In fact Magnus was nearly dozing off at the board on more than one occasion. He stated at the press conference that he was not in the best form at the start of the game but that his energy level increased as the game proceeded. Analysts agreed that this game was an important one for the theory of the Queen's Gambit Declined. A draw was agreed after move 41.

Magnus Carlsen nearly asleep at the wheel during Game 8 of the World Chess Championship. Both players came to the board tired after their 122-move marathon Game 7. Photo courtesy chessbase.com

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Total
Magnus Carlsen 2863 1/2 1 0 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 4.5
Vishwanathan Anand 2792 1/2 0 1 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 3.5

Game 8 settled into a Queen's Gambit Declined. After Black's 9...Re8, one of Carlsen's seconds Tweeted, "We have come up with a new idea (Re8). We'll see how it works out." That new idea was quickly followed by a Carlsen novelty on move 10...Be7. Queens were traded on move 23 and after that the consensus was that there wasn't much left the resulting symmetrical position. They played on until move 41 when Anand offered his hand and the draw.

Tomorrow is a rest day. There are four games scheduled to take place with classical time control at least two of which will be played. Game 9 will begin at 7:00 a.m. eastern on Thursday, November 20th.

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Here is the official website of the match: sochi2014.fide.com.

Twelve games will be played between November 8 and 28. The first player to score 6.5 points or more will be the World Champion. In case of a tie rapid and (if necessary) blitz games on November 27 will decide the match.

The venue is the Sochi Media Center, in Sochi, Russia. Players have 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds added per move starting from move 61. The prize fund is 1 million euro with 60% going to the match winner.

World Chess Championship 2014
Match Schedule

Games will begin at 3:00 p.m. Moscow time which is 7:00 a.m. on the east coast of the United States.

08 November 2014 Saturday Game 1
09 November 2014 Sunday Game 2

10 November 2014 Monday Rest day

11 November 2014 Tuesday Game 3
12 November 2014 Wednesday Game 4

13 November 2014 Thursday Rest day

14 November 2014 Friday Game 5
15 November 2014 Saturday Game 6

16 November 2014 Sunday Rest day

17 November 2014 Monday Game 7
18 November 2014 Tuesday Game 8

19 November 2014 Wednesday Rest day

20 November 2014 Thursday Game 9
21 November 2014 Friday Game 10

22 November 2014 Saturday Rest day

23 November 2014 Sunday Game 11

24 November 2014 Monday Rest day

25 November 2014 Tuesday Game 12

26 November 2014 Wednesday Rest day

27 November 2014 Thursday Tie-break games


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