SteemSports: Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin World Chess Championship - Mass SP Distribution Game!

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11th November at 2:00 PM EST (7:00 PM UTC)

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The FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2016 is set to be an epic Struggle. The defending World Champion from Norway is a clear favourite in many people’ s view, but the Russian challenger, Sergey Karjakin, is not to be underestimated. This is an important match for Russia, chess is a popular sport in Russia, and chess has been important politically,all the way back to the Soviet times. Karjakin will have a very strong supporting team behind him ,from the world’s strongest chess nation.

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Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen(born Nov 30 1990) 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 World Champion, defeating the defending champion Viswanathan Anand in 2013, and defending his title against the same and in 2014. Magnus Carlsen is believed by many to be the strongest chess player that 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, instead aiming to outplay his opponents in the middle and endgame.

Sergey Karjakin

Sergey Karjakin(born Jan 12, 1990) is another child prodigy, and a contemporary of Magnus Carlsen. He is 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.He defeated.Caruana in the last round of the tournament to finish with 8,5 out of 14, one point ahead of Caruana and Anand.

The Matchup

In 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 takes on a great importance.

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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Voting Karjakin, but I just wanted to say...

Chess is not a sport


I might disagree with this. It's mental gymnastics and stamina and training is definitely involved.


That is like saying you need mental stamina to play a video game for hours, it is basically the same thing. Not a sport. Ice Hockey is a sport, even Golf I can give the nod to. Chess is a board game not a sport.


Pssst... I'm telling you a secret: "you need mental stamina to play a video game for hours", it's called eSport. ;)


This is what it takes to make it a sport:




Karjakin to win
And welcome to steemsports @kooshikoo :)




Karjakin all the way!!


Karjakin only because he won the coin toss


Karjakin all the way!


Sergey Karjakin












As a fellow viking Magnus get my support.
He's the only chessplayer who have had all three championship titles at once.




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Draw count on it


Voted Draw. @steemsports is there a difference if I vote with 1% or 100% on favourite outcome? Should I just save power and vote 1%?


@logic the idea is to help increase the pool for everyone. So if you have less than 100K SP you will be required to vote at least main post or the comment with 100%, so for example vote main 100% and comment 1% is fine.


Thanks for reply. I understand voting with 100% on main post but I see no reason to use power on vote as curation from votes is not being used for prizes.


The liquid rewards received on the comments are also included in the pool. So the more power you vote with on the comments, the better it is for your too.


Ok. Thanks

I think it's cool that this was included in steemsports. Who knew a chess tournament was worth so much money?

Sergey to win

Now we're talkin', baby!

Representing the King's Indian Defense! Chess is in da house, yeaaaah!


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The below data is pulled from

Player1 is Carlson and Player2 is Karjakin.

Players' information:

Player1 ELO rating: 2850
Player2 ELO rating: 2779

Expected Result (for a single game):

Player 1 wins: 35.19%
Player 2 wins: 15.2%
Draw: 49.6%

ELO rating:

"The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in competitor-versus-competitor games such as chess. It is named after its creator Arpad Elo, a Hungarian-born American physics professor." - Wikipedia