World Championship Chess 2018

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by LizKat, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. LizKat macrumors 601

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    Well it's been draw after draw... x8 so far.... . game 9 now in progress.... will it be reigning champ Magnus Carlsen or the American challenger Fabiano Caruana who breaks out of this pattern before end of the 12 game mark? Or are we headed to the blitz-style tie breakers after that, the ones meant to make someone a high-drama winner?

    Overview from the Guardian

    Ninth game followed live:

    Five Thirty Eight's Oliver Roeder's been tracking the games...

     
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    Highly recommend ChessNetwork on twitch for livestream and YouTube for game analysis for anyone following
     
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    And now, it stands at eleven games and eleven draws.
     
  5. LizKat thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well Caruana says he's not quite as bad as the press has suggested when it comes to blitz games. Still it would seem the American would do best if he can somehow manage to break through in the last regular game, rather than have to get into the blitz games where Carlsen's known to be quite good. They've taken turns shutting things down all along with just a few deviations and narrow escapes in the regular games. One can hope for a little drama tomorrow in the 12th.
     
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    So, as it happened, Game 12 has also ended in a draw.

    Therefore, the "rapid play-off" will now come into play, starting on Wednesday.
     
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    Thanks for the ChessNetwork twitch suggestion.

    I enjoyed that last game.
     
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    And Magnus Carlsen of Norway has emerged victorious on the first day of the "rapid play-off ", after three games, wining the first two easily enough, and thus retaining the crown he first won in 2013.
     

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