The winner was the World Chess Championship. Magnus Carlsen wins a tiebreak after three 3-0 quick chess games against Fabiano Caruana. In each of the three games, Carlsen outnumbered his opponent. Article about the party.
Even the twelfth and final regular game does not give a winner. Magnus Carlsen and Black put his opponent under pressure at an early stage and seemed to have all the trumps on his side. However, he unexpectedly offered a draw in the 31st move. To Article.
The eleventh game ends without a big fight again. Magnus Carlsen can do nothing with his advantage. Both players now have 5.5 points. On Monday, the twelfth and last regular game will be played. To Article.
The tenth match between champion Magnus Carlsen and rival Fabiano Caruana also ends in a draw. The game could be tilted on both sides. During the game, the first concentration weaknesses became apparent in two players. Friday is the first day of rest before it continues on Saturday with the next round. To Article.
Defending champion Magnus Carlsen kicked off the ninth world championship match in chess with a violet, which he lost in football. Nevertheless, he confidently began to play the game, prevailed early and presented his opponent Fabiano Caruana before serious problems. But then he showed too little time and made it possible for Caruana to draw again. To Article.
The match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ends for the eighth time in a row. After Caruana broke through the middle before the 20th move, he missed the chance to attack the weakened royal city of Carlsen. This brought Carlsen back into the game and eventually led to another draw. To Article.
After an exciting sixth duel, the seventh round between Carlsen and Caruana remained on the boring side and ended in a draw. Carlsen was pleased with the 40th move with the repetition of the train and, thus, with the seventh draw. Both players have 3.5 points. To Article.
It was the most exciting match in this competition. In the end, Caruana lacked the strength or imagination to seize the opportunity to learn, which Carlsen unknowingly offered him, and just like in the sixth game, in the 80th move. To Article.
The fifth match of the World Cup is also a draw. Again, neither world champion Magnus Carlsen nor his rival Fabiano Caruana will be able to capture the whole point. But the game is the best entertainment. To Article.
As in the three previous games, he came to the exchange of many characters and after 20 moves to the final. Carlsen offered a draw in the 34th move in a fully balanced position. The fifth game will take place on Thursday. To Article.
As in the second round on Sunday, the players were not very risk averse. After almost all the heavy pieces were out of the game, a balanced game of light figures appeared. The fourth round between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will take place on Tuesday. To Article.
Also on the second day of the World Chess Championship, the match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ends in a draw. The game of the second round was faster and less impressive than yesterday. Tomorrow is the next day of rest for the two main characters. To Article.
The eagerly awaited game to start the World Chess Championship between world champion Magnus Carlsen and a big rival Fabiano Caruana ends in a draw. To Article.
Carlsen or Caruana – who wins the crown at the World Chess Championship?
The most important thing in brief
At the World Chess Championship in London, from 9 to 28 November, 27-year-old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and 26-year-old American Fabiano Caruana will compete for the world champion title. Carlsen can become the world champion for the fourth time in a row after 2013, 2014 and 2016. Caruana for the first time participating in the World Cup. Although Carlsen is considered the favorite, Caruana is quite capable of defeating a world champion.
World Chess Cup details
For Magnus Carlsen, the fight with Fabiano Caruana is the biggest challenge in his career. The starting position is more balanced than ever in the 132-year history of the World Chess Championship: both competitors today are not only the undisputed best players, but also of almost the same age and equal.
For the first time, Norwegian is no longer the clear favorite. His huge leadership over the years in the world rankings, once more than 40 Elo points, melted down to an insignificant 3. His rival Caruana won the tournament victory this year and was much more successful than Carlsen. First of all, American is one of the few who meets Carlsen at eye level. Make a favorite, experts this year is difficult.
Magnus Carlsen, world champion
- Age: 27 years old
- Elo rating: 2835
- World ranking: 1st place
- Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days
Magnus Carlsen is a chess superstar. At the age of 20, he became the number one world – as young as everyone before him. In May 2014, he reached the Elo rating of 2882, surpassing Garry Kasparov's record since July 1999 (2851 points). Carlsen has an intuitive understanding of the game and is therefore compared with chess legend Anatoly Karpov.
He stands out not only for his talent, but also for his egocentrism. Carlsen likes to provoke opponents, whether in social networks or gestures and facial expressions during the game. Norwegian once modeled a G-Star denim label and named a yellow copy of himself in the Simpsons episode. His second passion, besides chess, is football.
Carlsen says before the duel: “This time is a real duel. Being a world champion has become part of my identity, and, accordingly, it is a lot. I don't care what a world champion is. But I do not want him to be someone else. It's a bit shameful, I must honestly admit. This is not how it should be. ”
Fabiano Caruana, challenger
- Age: 26 years old
- Elo rating: 2832
- World ranking: 2nd place
- Grandmaster aged: 14 years, 11 months and 20 days
Fabiano Caruana was born to Italians in Miami and grew up in Brooklyn. He started playing chess at school when he was 5 years old – not quite voluntarily: the teachers and parents sent him to chess, because they hoped to teach the wild boy something like that. Soon, Caruana was playing chess at every free minute. At the age of 10 he first defeated the grandmaster. To promote their talented son, parents moved with Caruana from the USA to Europe. Caruana dropped out of school after the 7th grade, and from now on she only played chess. Ten days before his 15th birthday, he became a Grand Master.
In March of this year, he achieved his greatest success: he won the candidate's tournament in Berlin and, thus, won the right to compete in the World Cup against Carlsen.
Caruana was repeatedly compared to Bobby Fisher – not only because both grew up in Brooklyn and were successful at a young age. As once, the fisherman Caruana maintains a universal style of play with a huge appetite for chess. And it is distinguished by its incredible ability to concentrate. However, unlike Fisher, Caruana lacks eccentricity. He is considered a good boy next door and he avoids him, unlike Carlsen, to provoke opponents.
Caruana says before the duel: “It’s like boxing or mixed martial arts. This is a duel strike in which both of us will try to gain the upper hand and impose our will on the other. ”
So ends the World Chess Championship
The World Chess Championship in London runs no more than 12 regular games. The winner of each game gets one point, the loser remains empty. If the game ends in a draw, each player gets a half point. To win a world title, a player needs 6.5 points. If this value is reached, the World Cup ends prematurely.
Thinking time is 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for the rest of the game. Each train has a time credit of 30 seconds. Drawn sentences are allowed only after the 30th move from Schwartz.
If it is a tie after 12 rounds, the tiebreaker decides on winning the World Cup. The tiebreak includes 4 fast chess games and up to 4 flash games. If no decision is made, you should play Armageddon. In this format, a player with white pieces must win, but will have more time to think than a player with black pieces who draws a draw to win the competition.
Thursday, November 8: Opening Ceremony
Saturday, November 10: Round 2 from 16:00
Sunday, November 11: Break
Monday, November 12: Round 3 from 16:00
Tuesday, November 13: Round 4 from 16:00
Wednesday, November 14: Break
Thursday, November 15: Round 5 from 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 16. November: Round 6 of 16 hours
Saturday, November 17: break
Sunday November 18: Round 7 of 16 hours
Monday, November 19: Round 8 from 16:00
Tuesday, November 20: Break
Wednesday, November 21: Round 9 from 4 pm
Thursday, November 22: 10th round from 16:00
Friday, November 23: Break
Saturday, November 24: Round 11 from 16:00
Sunday November 25: Break
Monday, November 26: Round 12 from 16:00
Tuesday, November 27: Break
Wednesday, November 28: Tie-breaks