Carlsen: 'This Isn't My Toughest Victory Here in Wijk aan Zee'

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The world champion wins the famous Dutch supertournament for the 4th time

During the final round of the main tournament in Wijk aan Zee, all four players who had been keeping the chance of catching up with Magnus Carlsen have done that: Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So and Ding Liren beat Caruana, van Wely and Aronian respectively, while Anish Giri drew Wojtaszek with Black. The world champion was still playing.

Initially, it could seem that the final round pairing has been benevolent to the world champion, but only for those who didn't remember his painful loss to Ivan Saric at the finish of the last year's Olympiad in Tromso.

Having faced with the Sicilian Defence, Carlsen went for a rather quite line and didn't get any advantage. Moreover, his position became slightly worse at some point. According to himself, he has just blundered a pawn, probably talking about 14.f4?! Bxf4, and if 15.Rf1 then 15...Qe5! However, when it came closer to the time control, Magnus managed to equalize by a series of solid and accurate moves, and then even to get some advantage.

Most likely, Magnus would have done his best to fight for a win, had the tournament situation been different, but this time he reasoned that taking any risks would have made no sense since the draw would give him clear first place. So, the thoughts about the revenge were put aside, and the champion just led the game into an absolutely drawn ending. A few moves after the time control, the scoresheets were signed.

Shortly after the game, the 4-times Wijk aan Zee winner has held a press conference. We are publishing a few excerpts from his answers:

'No, this isn't my toughest victory here in Wijk aan Zee. Those in 2008 and 2010 had even more ups and downs'.

'Any time I am White, and especially against someone low-rated, I want to win. But I didn't want to burn all my bridges today, especially after I just blundered a pawn'.

'I'm concerned not only with the number of points, but also with the quality of my play. Today, the draw is fine. I cannot expect to beat a GM, who is good enough to play in this tournament, every time, but I'm not very happy with the way I played.'

"Am I tired? Yes, I am. 13 challenging games, many of them intense, with time-trouble and so on... When you finish such a tournament, you will be tired no matter how you finish in the standings'.

'My best games here? I think the two games against Aronian and Caruana were quite good, that was my peak in the tournament. As for my worst games... For me, if, after a tournament, I am going to name every game I was not satisfied with, it's usually quite a long list'.

'Giri has the second high score, the secong longest wins streak, almost made 2800, and so on. He's developing well, and he's developing more and more into a fighter. Yet, I still think Caruana is the strongest player, apart from me. You shouldn't overreact after just one tournament'.

"Hou Yifan is not one of the stronger players here, but she has shown that she has a place even in very strong tournaments'.

'Nothing is sure'.

You can make up your own lists of Carlsen's best and worst games in the Wijk aan Zee tournament by viewing them all below the page.

During the press conference, the festival director Jeroen van den Berg has confirmed that the next edition of the festival will take place from January 15 to January 31st, 2016.

Wijk aan Zee 2015, main tournament: all the information and materials

[Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.10"] [Round "1"] [White "Giri,A"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2862"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "A40"] 1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Nf3 e5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 f6 7. Be3 Nh6 8. h3 Nf7 9. c5 dxc5 10. dxe5 Nfxe5 11. Nxe5 fxe5 12. Bb5 Bd7 13. Bxc6 Bxc6 14. Bxc5 Bf8 15. Bxf8 Rxf8 16. O-O Qxd1 17. Rfxd1 Rd8 18. Rxd8+ Kxd8 19. Rd1+ Ke7 20. Nd5+ Bxd5 21. Rxd5 Ke6 22. f3 c6 23. Rd3 Rf7 24. Kf2 Rd7 25. Rxd7 Kxd7 26. h4 c5 27. g3 b5 28. b3 Ke6 29. Ke3 h6 30. f4 h5 1/2-1/2 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "So,W"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2862"] [BlackElo "2762"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "E46"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. d4 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nge2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. g3 Nbd7 9. Bg2 Nb6 10. O-O Re8 11. b3 h6 12. Qc2 Bd7 13. a4 a5 14. Nf4 c6 15. Bb2 Bb4 16. Nd3 Bf5 17. Qd1 Bd6 18. Re1 Nbd7 19. Ba3 Bxa3 20. Rxa3 Nb8 21. Ra2 Na6 22. Rae2 Re7 23. Ne5 Nb4 24. e4 dxe4 25. Nxe4 Bxe4 26. Bxe4 Nxe4 27. Rxe4 Qd5 28. R4e3 b5 29. Ng4 Rxe3 30. Nxe3 Qe4 31. Ng4 Qc2 32. Ne3 Qe4 33. Ng4 Qc2 34. Ne3 Qe4 1/2-1/2 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Wojtaszek,R"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2744"] [BlackElo "2862"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "A41"] 1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 f5 4. b4 Bg7 5. Bb2 a5 6. b5 a4 7. e3 Nf6 8. Be2 c6 9. bxc6 bxc6 10. O-O O-O 11. Qc2 Qc7 12. Nc3 a3 13. Bc1 Nbd7 14. Rb1 Ne4 15. Nxe4 fxe4 16. Nd2 Nf6 17. Rb3 Bf5 18. Rxa3 h5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. a3 h4 21. Bb2 h3 22. g3 Qc8 23. Re1 Rb8 24. Bc3 Nh7 25. a4 Ng5 26. Rb1 Ra8 27. Qd1 c5 28. Rb6 Qe6 29. g4 cxd4 30. Bxd4 Bxd4 31. exd4 e3 32. gxf5 gxf5 33. Nf1 exf2+ 34. Kxf2 Ne4+ 35. Ke1 Qf6 36. Qd3 Rxa4 37. Rb1 Qh4+ 38. Ng3 Kf7 39. Qf3 Kg7 40. Qf4 Qxf4 41. Nh5+ Kf7 42. Nxf4 Ng5 43. d5 Kf6 44. Kf2 Ra3 45. Bd3 Ra2+ 46. Kg3 Ra3 47. Re1 Ne4+ 48. Kf3 Ng5+ 49. Ke3 Ra2 50. Re2 Ra3 51. Rf2 Ne4 52. Rf3 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Van Wely,L"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2667"] [BlackElo "2862"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "E60"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. O-O O-O 9. d5 Na5 10. Qc2 c6 11. dxc6 Nxc6 12. Rd1 Bd7 13. Bf4 Qc8 14. Rac1 Bf5 15. e4 Bg4 16. Qb3 Qe6 17. Qxe6 fxe6 18. e5 Nd5 19. Nxd5 exd5 20. Ng5 e6 21. f3 h6 22. fxg4 hxg5 23. Bxg5 Nxe5 24. Bf4 Nc6 25. g5 Bxb2 26. Rc2 Bd4+ 27. Kh1 Rad8 28. Rb1 Rf7 29. Bh3 Re8 30. Re2 e5 31. Rb5 Ref8 32. Be6 exf4 33. Rxb7 f3 34. Rd2 Kg7 35. Bxf7 Rxf7 36. Rxf7+ Kxf7 37. Rd3 f2 38. Kg2 Ke6 39. h4 Bb6 40. Rf3 Ne5 41. Rf6+ Ke7 42. a4 Bd4 43. g4 Nxg4 44. Rf4 Nh2 0-1 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Aronian,L"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2862"] [BlackElo "2797"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "D38"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. e3 O-O 10. Be2 Be6 11. O-O a6 12. Rfc1 Bd6 13. Qd1 Ne7 14. a3 Rfd8 15. b4 Nc8 16. Na4 b6 17. Nb2 Ne7 18. Nd3 Ng6 19. a4 a5 20. b5 Re8 21. Rc3 Bf5 22. Rac1 Rad8 23. Nd2 Rd7 24. g3 Nf8 25. Bg4 Nh7 26. Bxf5 Qxf5 27. Qf3 Qg5 28. h4 Qe7 29. Rc6 Nf6 30. Nf4 g6 31. h5 Kg7 32. hxg6 fxg6 33. Nxd5 Nxd5 34. Qxd5 Bxg3 35. Qg2 Bd6 36. Nc4 Rf8 37. Ne5 Bxe5 38. Qxg6+ Kh8 39. Qxh6+ Kg8 40. dxe5 Qxe5 41. Rg6+ Kf7 42. Rc4 Qa1+ 43. Kg2 Rh8 44. Rf4+ Ke8 45. Re6+ Re7 46. Rxe7+ Kxe7 47. Re4+ 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana,F"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2820"] [BlackElo "2862"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "B31"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 b6 8. Be3 e5 9. O-O O-O 10. a3 Qe7 11. Qb1 Nh5 12. b4 f5 13. bxc5 f4 14. Bd2 bxc5 15. Qb3+ Be6 16. Qa4 Rac8 17. Qa5 g5 18. Na4 g4 19. hxg4 Bxg4 20. Qxc5 Qf6 21. Nh2 f3 22. Nxg4 Qg6 23. Qe7 fxg2 24. Rfb1 Qxg4 25. Qg5 Qe2 26. Qe3 Qg4 27. Qg5 Qxg5 28. Bxg5 Nf4 29. Bxf4 exf4 30. Kxg2 f3+ 31. Kf1 Rf4 32. c3 Rd8 33. d4 Bh6 34. Ke1 Rxe4+ 35. Kd1 c5 36. Kc2 cxd4 37. Kd3 Re2 38. c4 Rxf2 39. Rd1 Re2 0-1 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.17"] [Round "7"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Hou Yifan"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2862"] [BlackElo "2673"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "B32"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 Be6 9. Nc2 Bg5 10. Be2 Bxc1 11. Rxc1 Nf6 12. O-O O-O 13. Qd2 Qb6 14. Rfd1 Rfd8 15. b3 h6 16. h3 Qa7 17. Bf3 Ne7 18. Ne3 Nc6 19. Bg4 Nd4 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Nc2 Nxc2 22. Rxc2 Rd7 23. Qe2 Rad8 24. Rd3 Qc5 25. Na4 Qc6 26. Re3 b6 27. Nb2 Rf7 28. Rd2 Nd7 29. Nd3 a5 30. Nb2 Nc5 31. Nd1 Rdf8 32. Qe1 Rd8 33. Nc3 Rfd7 34. Qd1 Na6 35. Qh5 Nc7 36. Rg3 Kh8 37. Rdd3 Re7 38. Rg6 Qe8 39. Rdg3 Rdd7 40. Nd1 Rf7 41. Qe2 Rf4 42. Qe3 b5 43. Nb2 Rdf7 44. c5 Qc6 45. Nd3 b4 46. Qe2 Rh4 47. R6g4 Rxg4 48. Qxg4 Kg8 49. Qh5 Nb5 50. Rg4 Nc3 51. Qxh6 Nxe4 52. Qxe6 Nxf2 53. Nxe5 Nxh3+ 54. Kh2 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.18"] [Round "8"] [White "Jobava,Ba"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2727"] [BlackElo "2862"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "A01"] 1. b3 g6 2. Bb2 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. d4 c5 5. e3 cxd4 6. exd4 d5 7. Qd2 Nc6 8. f3 h5 9. Bb5 Qd6 10. Nge2 Bh6 11. Qd1 Bf5 12. Bc1 Bxc1 13. Rxc1 Rc8 14. Qd2 O-O 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Na4 Rfe8 17. O-O e5 18. c3 h4 19. dxe5 Rxe5 20. b4 Rce8 21. Nd4 h3 22. g3 Bc8 23. Nc5 Nd7 24. Nd3 R5e7 25. Rfe1 c5 26. bxc5 Nxc5 27. Nf4 Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 29. Qxe1 Ne6 30. Nfxe6 Bxe6 31. Kf2 Bd7 32. Qb1 Qc7 33. Qb3 Bc8 34. a3 a5 35. Qb2 Ba6 36. Nc2 Qa7+ 37. Ne3 Bc4 38. f4 Kh7 39. g4 Qe7 40. Qc1 Qe4 41. f5 Qf4+ 42. Kg1 gxf5 43. gxf5 Bd3 44. Qe1 Bxf5 45. Nxf5 Qxf5 46. Qg3 Kh6 47. Qb8 Qf3 48. Qh8+ Kg6 49. Qg8+ Kf6 50. Qd8+ Kf5 0-1 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Radjabov,T"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2862"] [BlackElo "2734"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "C65"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. h3 h6 9. Re1 Re8 10. Nf1 a5 11. Ng3 Rb8 12. b3 Bb4 13. Bd2 Ra8 14. c3 Bc5 15. d4 Bb6 16. dxe5 dxe5 17. c4 Nh7 18. Qe2 Nf8 19. Be3 c5 20. Rad1 Qf6 21. Nh5 Qe7 22. Nh2 Kh7 23. Qf3 f6 24. Ng4 Bxg4 25. Qxg4 Red8 26. Qf5+ Kh8 27. f4 Rxd1 28. Rxd1 exf4 29. Bxf4 Qe6 30. Rd3 Re8 31. Nxg7 Kxg7 32. Qh5 Nh7 33. Bxh6+ Kh8 34. Qg6 Qg8 35. Bg7+ Qxg7 36. Qxe8+ Qf8 37. Qe6 Qh6 38. e5 Qc1+ 39. Kh2 Qf4+ 40. Rg3 1-0 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.21"] [Round "10"] [White "Ivanchuk,V"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2862"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "D38"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 O-O 8. Rc1 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. O-O cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bd7 12. Qb3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Bxc3 14. Rxc3 Bxc6 15. Bb5 Bd5 16. Bc4 Bc6 17. Bb5 Bd5 18. Bc4 1/2-1/2 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.23"] [Round "11"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2862"] [BlackElo "2757"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "D85"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5 8. Rc1 O-O 9. Nf3 Bg4 10. Be2 Qa5 11. O-O Qxa2 12. Rb1 cxd4 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. Rxb7 Rab8 15. Rxb8 Rxb8 16. h3 Bd7 17. d5 Ne5 18. Bf4 Nxf3+ 19. Bxf3 Rb4 20. Qc1 Rc4 21. Qb1 Qb2 22. Qxb2 Bxb2 23. Rb1 Rb4 24. Be3 a5 25. Bc5 Rb5 26. Bxe7 Be5 27. Rxb5 Bxb5 28. Bg4 Bb2 29. Bc5 a4 30. Bd1 f5 31. exf5 gxf5 32. f4 Kf7 33. g4 Bc1 34. Bd6 fxg4 35. hxg4 a3 36. Bb3 Bd7 37. g5 h6 38. gxh6 Kg6 39. Kf2 Kxh6 40. Kf3 Kg6 41. Ba2 Bb2 42. Be5 Bf5 43. d6 Bd7 44. Bb1+ Kf7 45. Ke4 Bc6+ 46. Kf5 Bd7+ 47. Ke4 1/2-1/2 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.24"] [Round "12"] [White "Ding Liren"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2732"] [BlackElo "2862"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "D37"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Ba6 9. Qe2 Qc8 10. O-O c5 11. Nb5 Nbd7 12. Rac1 Qb7 13. dxc5 Nxc5 14. b4 Nce4 15. Nfd4 Rac8 16. a3 Nd5 17. Bd3 Bxb5 18. Nxb5 Nxf4 19. exf4 Nf6 20. f5 exf5 21. Bxf5 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 a5 23. Rc7 Qd5 24. Bd3 Bd8 25. Bc4 Qg5 26. Rxf7 Qc1+ 27. Qf1 Qxf1+ 28. Kxf1 Rxf7 29. Nd6 axb4 30. Nxf7 Be7 31. Nd8+ Kf8 32. Ne6+ Kf7 33. Nc7+ Kg6 34. axb4 Bxb4 35. Nd5 Nxd5 36. Bxd5 1/2-1/2 [Event "77th Tata Steel GpA"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2015.01.25"] [Round "13"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Saric,Iv"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2862"] [BlackElo "2666"] [EventDate "2015.01.09"] [ECO "B30"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Qc7 5. O-O Nd4 6. Re1 a6 7. Bc4 b5 8. Nd5 Nxd5 9. Bxd5 Rb8 10. Nxd4 cxd4 11. d3 e6 12. Bb3 Bd6 13. Qh5 Bb7 14. f4 Bxf4 15. Bxf4 Qxf4 16. Rf1 Qe3+ 17. Kh1 O-O 18. Rf3 Qh6 19. Qe5 a5 20. a4 Bc6 21. axb5 Rxb5 22. Qxd4 Qd2 23. Raf1 Qb4 24. Qf2 f6 25. Rf4 Re5 26. Rb1 a4 27. Ba2 Rb8 28. c3 Qb6 29. Qd2 Rb5 30. Rf2 Qc7 31. h3 h6 32. Qe3 Rg5 33. d4 Kh8 34. Re1 Bb5 35. e5 f5 36. d5 exd5 37. Bxd5 Bc4 38. Rd1 Re8 39. Bxc4 Qxc4 40. Rxd7 Qb5 41. e6 Qc6 42. Qf3 Qxe6 43. Rd5 Qe1+ 44. Rf1 Qe2 45. Rxf5 Rxf5 46. Qxe2 Rxe2 47. Rxf5 Rxb2 48. Ra5 Rc2 49. Rxa4 Rxc3 1/2-1/2 

 


  


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