ChessMasters: (Fide Chess World Championship) Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin *Game 11* - Mass SP Distribution Game!

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Game Information

Saturday, November 26th

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

Match Preview

We are at a critical point in the match!. After a series of 7 draws, Sergey Karjakin won game 8 , after Magnus Carlsen pressed his luck in time trouble. In several occasions he had the possibility to head for a stable position, but instead made risky attempts, seemingly desperate for a win.

He was also close to losing game 9, but salvaged a draw, by the skin of his teeth. However, Carlsen struck back in Game 10, and equalized the score, in a Classic Carlsen grind. In game 11 Karjakin will have the white pieces, and he has the possibility to go for a win, and regain the lead. If the score is still equal after game 12, there will be tie-breaks, which consists of games with a shorter time control, all within one day. If Carlsen holds the draw in this game he has the chance to strike the final blow in game 12.

GAME 11!

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 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. 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 tournament and finished with a total of 8.5 out of 14, one point ahead of Caruana. 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

This is a match between two players with a very similar style, where Magnus Carlsen is objectively the stronger, as the rating is a reliable indication of chess strength, and Magnus Carlsen has been dominating world chess for years. And some experts have commented that it's a far worse situation for the slightly weaker player to face someone with a very similar style, as they can do everything you can, just a bit better.

But in this match, Magnus Carlsen has appeared to be out of form, and many started to root for Karjakin after Carlsen's loss in game 8, as a one point lead so late in the match can be hard to recover from, when the opponent can win by aiming to draw the rest of the games, and Karjakin has shown remarkably skill in holding difficult positions. However, after Carlsen's convincing win in game 10, the world champion looks to be back on track again. Or is he?

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]

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Draw and Carlsen wins game 12...yeah I'm calling it.


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