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|Magnus Carlsen Wins in Game Two|
|November 9, 2014|
World #1 Magnus Carlsen took the lead in his World Championship rematch vs. Vishy Anand with an elegant victory in an anti-Berlin variation.
After sustained pressure by Carlsen, the game ended with a blunder 34...h5. You can't win if your opponent doesn't make mistakes, Magnus said in the post-game press conference.
Carlsen also talked about a capture that may seem counter-intuitive at first glance, 29. bxa4. "I have such a nice construction on the e-file. It felt more natural to me to take with the pawn."