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Month

November 2016

Game 7

  Why oh why….. Another draw occurred in the first game of the second half of the match. Surely everyone, including the players themselves, is eager to see some sparks in the 7th round. If this continued, I believe there… Continue Reading →

Game 6

Halftime – and the match remains even. After no longer than two hours and 32 moves draw was agreed in a position where none of the players had any reason to continue. The players repeated their Anti-Marshall of game 4… Continue Reading →

Game 5

During the first hour and a half of today’s game 5 between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin I was quite enthusiastic to see an eventful game. The position that arose out of the opening was strategically rich and very much non-standard…. Continue Reading →

Game 4

The 4th game of the World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin ended in another draw after almost 7 hours and 94 moves. For the most part of it the reigning champion, who had the black pieces, was… Continue Reading →

Game 3

With yesterday being the first rest day for the players, everyone came with a high expectation of today’s game, especially when Carlsen would be having his second white. In spite of a sleepy start in a Berlin Defence, finally some… Continue Reading →

Game 2

Wow, what a game! Action and fireworks all over the place; sacrifices to the left, sacrifices to the right… Just kidding. Game N°2 of the World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin didn’t offer too much excitement, to… Continue Reading →

Game 1

The long-awaited match of the year has begun in New York City. The world is currently witnessing the “youngest” world match ever happened in history, featuring a 25-year-old defending champion from Norway, Magnus Carlsen and a 26-year-old challenger from Russia,… Continue Reading →

Grandmaster Analyses (video)

Find in-depth video analyses by our grandmaster Niclas after each single game of the match. If you want to see more videos from Niclas check out his YouTube channel here.

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