ChessMasters: (Chess World Championship - Game 7) Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin - Mass SP Distribution Game!

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Game Information

Sunday, November 20th

11:00 AM PST - 1:00 PM CST - 2:00 PM EST - 7:00 PM UTC

Match Preview

Finally, the World Chess Championship Match 2016 is underway! Through six games, Magnus and Sergey are tied at 3 points a piece ... also, each game has ended in a draw. Without a doubt, this game will be very interesting ... it could go either way!

Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is the Norwegian chess prodigy who became a Grandmaster at the age of 13, the third youngest in chess history! He has been dominating world chess since 2011, when he took first place in the ranking list. In 2013, he became a World Champion, defeating the defending champion Viswanathan and in 2013! Magnus Carlsen is believed by many to be the strongest chess player that has ever lived, and he is known for his superb positional play and endgame mastery. Carlsen typically aims for sidelines in the opening, avoiding opening theory, and instead, aiming to outplay his opponents in the middle and endgame. Magnus Carlsen has an elo rating of 2853.

Basic Information

Carlsen in 2016 Chess Olympiad
Full name: Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen
Birthplace: Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
Born: 30 November 1990 (age 25)
Title: Grandmaster (2004)
World Champion: 2013–present
FIDE Rating: 2853 (November 2016)
Peak Rating: 2882 (May 2014)
Ranking: No. 1 (July 2016)
Peak Ranking: No. 1 (January 2010)

Sergey Karjakin

Like Magnus, Sergey Karjakin is also a child prodigy! He was the youngest ever to reach the grandmaster title, at the age of 12 and Karjakin won the candidate's tour in Moscow, and qualified to contend for the world chess crown! Sergey defeated Caruana in the last round of the tournamentand finished with a total of 8.5 out of 14, one point ahead of Caruana! Also, Karjakin has an elo rating of 2772.

Basic Information

Birth: January 12, 1990 (age 26)
Birthplace: Simferopol on the Crimean Peninsula
Title: Grandmaster
FIDE Rating: 2772 (September 2016)
Peak Rating: 2788 (July 2011)

The Matchup

In regards of judging this match, it's important to realize that match play is not the same as tournament play... Although Magnus Carlsen is officially the stronger player, and the world's strongest player, World Championship matches are always very tense struggles, where match psychology, preparation, and the strength of the supporting teams around the players plays a huge role in success.

Chess World Championship Information

The 12-game match is planned to take place between 11–30 November in the renovated Fulton Market Building (formerly Fulton Fish Market) in the South Street Seaport in New York City,[4] with the two contestants competing for a prize fund of at least 1 million euros (US$1.1m).[5] If the score is tied after 12 games, a four-game rapid chess match will be played, then five two-game matches of blitz chess if necessary, and finally, an Armageddon game will be used to break the tie. (Regulations 3.7).[2]

Although the comprehensive effect of the venture is yet to be seen, Agon has proclaimed: "The world chess championship in New York will be the first in any sport to be broadcast in 360-degree virtual reality (VR)."[6][7] Previous comments about the August 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony VR experience were mixed.


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I have to go with anyone who's name sounds like "car jackin'".


Lol you should come to South Africa, happens a lot here, you will be right at home! :)








voting for karjakin


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Checkmate the loser!

Voted and following.. Greetings!

I have two sources [1, 2], that show 6 games completed, at 3 points each, not 2.5. Thanks.


Fixing now, thanks for making me aware!


Do we need to reply to our choice or just vote on it?


You just need to vote on it.


Replying makes you lucky tho and shows you really stand by it


replying is nice and makes the post vibrant... keep doing it :)


Same sources that told you all the witnesses were rejecting the hardfork that hasn't been released yet ?

This is so good. Chess is life!


I should really quit drinking.


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I have a 3 way tie in a chess match I'm holding. If somebody or several people could drop by and upvote one of the potential moves that would help us out a lot :)