Author Topic: World Chess Championship Final  (Read 1418 times)

Wowbagger

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World Chess Championship Final
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:18:35 am »
It seems that Carlsen failed to press home his advantage so the first game ended as a draw.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/nov/09/magnus-carlsen-v-fabiano-caruana-world-chess-championship-game-1-live
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Re: World Chess Championship Final
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 05:18:35 pm »
And game12, the final round at normal time controls, is under way, the previous 11 having been drawn, with mistakes from both sides.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/nov/26/magnus-carlsen-v-fabiano-caruana-world-chess-championship-game-12-live

The pundits reckon Carlsen has the edge if he plays 22...Bg6.
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Re: World Chess Championship Final
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 06:48:31 pm »
Drawn after 31 moves. Penalty shoot-out.
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Re: World Chess Championship Final
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 05:20:00 pm »
Apparently all the draws are because players now learn against computers, rather than with tutors. Therefore there are fewer surprises in matches.
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Re: World Chess Championship Final
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 06:30:38 pm »
I heard that argument too, but there were also blunders in a number of games which were most un-computer-like. Many people were very surprised when Carlsen offered a draw in game 12 when he had a big advantage in time, and also pressure in the position. But he has taken the tie-break 3 - 0 so he remains champion.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/nov/28/magnus-carlsen-v-fabiano-caruana-world-chess-championship-tie-breakers-live
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