Category: Magnus Carlsen


Watching the World Championship (and Stockfish), by GM ALEX COLOVIC

By Alex Colovic / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

I was lucky to have the opportunity to visit the recently finished match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana at The College, in London’s Holborn armed with Stockfish. Watching the games where they take place is a unique experience. >> 13 famous chess games from world chess champions & what you can learn This was even …

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Magnus Carlsen crushes Fabiano Caruana to win World Chess Championship in tie-breaks

By Leon Watson / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Uncategorised, World Chess Championship

It has been the longest staredown in history – 12 long drawn-out games. But after 50 nerve-shredding hours of play, one black-eye, and an embarrassing data leak, the world chess champion has been crowned in London. Norway’s rock star of chess Magnus Carlsen held onto his title in commanding style on Wednesday as he crushed …

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World Chess Championship 2018: A quick round-by-round summary

By Leon Watson / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Uncategorised, World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship 2018 has been an enormous amount to take in – however much of a superfan you are. By our (rough) calculations, there have been 637 moves and around 48 hours of chess in total. Not to mention novelties, shocks, surprises and the odd celebrity. So to make it easier to get a handle …

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Squeaky-bum time as World Chess Championship goes to tie-breaks: Our Game 12 report

By Leon Watson / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Uncategorised, World Chess Championship

Another draw. The final scheduled game, Game 12, of the 2018 World Chess Championship ended in a draw. That’s an incredible TWELVE in a row. Perhaps this is what we expected, with Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana separated by just three rating points going into the match. But while for some today’s game had an air of …

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What happens now? After Carlsen-Caruana Game 12 ends in a draw, here’s the tie-break rules

By Leon Watson / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana have draw all 12 of their classical World Chess Championship games – and now the match goes to tie-breaks. The two have been battling away in London for three weeks now and are all-square. We are now entering overtime. The match has been one of the most fiercely contested in …

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Sergey Karjakin: Magnus needs to invent something new in chess to be the strongest again

By Leon Watson / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

Sergey Karjakin, the former World Chess Championship challenger, has said Magnus Carlsen is weaker now than he was at the last title match and needs to reinvent himself to be the strongest again. Speaking to Chessable during Game 11 of Carlsen’s match against Fabiano Caruana, Karjakin said: Carlsen was stronger when I played him in …

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For Magnus, the time for talking is clearly over: Our Game 9 report

By Leon Watson / On / In Chess news, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

A head injury sustained playing football wasn’t enough to put world chess champion Magnus Carlsen off in Game 9 as London’s big title match was left teetering on a knife-edge. Norway’s 27-year-old rock star of chess tersely denied he was bothered by the very obvious black-eye as the latest round of his three-week-long contest with …

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A result, at last! #TeamCarlsen triumphs in Chessable blitz as John Bartholomew shows how to win

By Leon Watson / On / In Chessable reviews, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

After eight straight draws, the omens are finally looking good for Magnus Carlsen after #TeamCarlsen won Chessable’s big Carlsen Vs Caruana blitz tournament in London last night. With the Norwegian’s World Chess Championship match with Fabiano Caruana locked 4-4, Chessable’s co-founder IM John Bartholomew showed the big boys how to get a result by topping …

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Magnus Carlsen brands World Chess Championship sound-proofing failure ‘unacceptable’

By Leon Watson / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship in London was overshadowed by a bizarre incident in round 8 when the playing arena’s unique sound-proofing failed. The game between Norway’s chess “rock-star” Magnus Carlsen and US challenger Fabiano Caruana was apparently interrupted by irritating chatter despite the players being sat in a double-layered, glass-enclosed “fish-tank”. >> Eurosport plots chess move: …

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Magnus Carlsen isn’t exactly loving all these draws: Our Game 7 report

By Leon Watson / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

Pacifists will be delighted – Carlsen-Caruana Game 7 ended in yet another peaceful outcome. But the rest of us who want blood and guts spilled before us could be forgiven being slightly disappointed as the World Chess Championship remained deadlocked and without a win. >> Who is world chess champion Magnus Carlsen’s favourite player? Himself, …

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