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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.
Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin 2
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(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.
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, with the two contestants competing for a prize fund of at least 1 million euros (US$1.1m). 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).
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