Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Anish Giri Beats World Number One

Anish Giri upset Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the 73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The young Dutchman only needed 22 moves and little more than an hour to beat the world number one with black. Second time did Carlsen lose to a player younger than himself. Carlsen is twenty years old, Giri sixteen.

Vladimir Chuchelov was one of the first to realize what was happening. 'I once checked the line myself for white and it decided that is was very bad', the Belgian coach of Giri said.

In the meantime, Giri almost could not believe his eyes in De Moriaan. 'It was so easy', he said, 'the quality of the game was not very high'. After he resigned Carlsen in a single gesture showed his disappointment about his performance, and said 'I just missed 20…e3, it's as simple as that.'

From freshly launched Anish Giri's website

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