Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand – Round 12 – 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship

This is a review of World Champion Magnus Carlsen’s Round 12 game from the 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship held in United Arab Emirates, Dubai. Carlsen was white against Vishy Anand. The opening played was the Slav, Exchange Variation. Carlsen, along with all other participants, played 5 rounds each day from June 16 thru June 18th. Time controls were set at 15 minutes with a 10 second increment.

Here’s the playlist of all 15 games Magnus Carlsen played to become the 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion:


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  1. Watch out for that tricky Knight, Vishy! 😀

  2. Yay, nice to see vishy get a win here on Carlsen

  3. I watched a replay of this match before and it had none of the depth and comprehension that you bring to your reviews. A sincere thank you for this and all the others.

  4. Wow, really loved the live footage, amazing work jerry

  5. Ananda should still be world champ. His games are boring, but they seem to work

  6. How could Carlsen have made that kind of blunder twice in a row? He had plenty of time. What happened to him?

  7. Fantastic video, Jerry. Your clarity while annotating these games is delightful. Keep up the great work!

  8. Thanks for these games Jerry.  I got home from work, and was about to pass out from exhaustion, but I had to watch at least a couple when I noticed I've been missing videos from your channel.  I made it through three, and now I've gotta take a nap.

  9. jerry i have seen a couple of videos of this game explained by others. but no one could really explain better than you did. you are Great! thanks for the work.

  10. 83?! how can he be leading with 83 pawns? 😛
    around 10-15 sure but 83? :O

  11. It's nice to know that even GM's have brain farts occasionally

  12. omg, they are playing it like tic-tac-toe got everything figure out and perfect… and i can barely play apple chess well

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