ChessMasters: (Fide Chess World Championship) Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin *Game 9* - Mass SP Distribution Game!

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Game Information

Wednesday, November 23rd

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 eight games, Magnus has 3.5 and Sergey has 4.5 points!


Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin

Round 8 of the World Championship match, played yesterday, turned into a dramatic encounter. In what looked like a quite peaceful position Carlsen went on to make a series of risky decisions, pressing hard for a win. Near the end of the game he had a draw in sight by perpetual check, but turned it down, continuing with his risky strategy of playing for a win at all costs.

At this point of the game, he was in time trouble, which might be part of the reason for his risky strategy. Or maybe all the complaints about too many draws finally got to him? Whatever the reason, this backfired horribly, and after some accurate moves from Karjakin, he became the victim of a vicious counterattack.

As if this was not enough for dramatic effect, Carlsen then sat down for the press conference, but suddenly got upset, and got up and left the room. This is a breach of the contract terms with Fide, and he might be fined for it! There has been quite a storm in the Norwegian press, and he has been branded as a bad loser. This is not going to help his peace of mind facing this very important 9th game of the match, with only four games remaining of the 12 game match.

It is anyone's guess what is going on with Magnus at the moment; he seems out of balance somehow, and he is definitely not playing at his best. He has previously shown signs of being vulnerable to media attention, for instance, he plays worse when he is in Norway, where he is treated more like a rock star. Also, I think Karjaki's stubborn defense has frustrated him.
So the question is, what will Carlsen do in Game 9? Will he try to strike back immediately? Or will he follow conventional wisdom in these match situations, to recover with a quick draw?

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 tournament and 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]

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Did the payouts happen for the previous one? I never got anything. I called Draw. Wasn't it a draw?


Karjakin won.

Edit: I know he won Monday. I'm not sure about the game after that.


Wow my bad, sorry. I thought I looked and saw a draw the other day and was wondering. Thanks.


You pick draw for this one too?


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this one likely will be draw! After win, lose/win again is less likely... will see

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