News / UK and world by Press Association November 28, 2018, 6:47 pm Updated: November 28, 2018, 8:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship for the fourth straight time, dominating American challenger Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker in London. Carlsen, 27, and Caruana, 26, spent three weeks in November in a stalemate with a record streak of 12 draws as they battled for the sport’s biggest title. But the deadlock was broken on Wednesday when the two grandmasters locked horns in a best-of-four series of rapid games. For each of these games the players had only 25 minutes to make all of their moves. Top-ranked Carlsen showed why he is renowned for his speed chess and end game prowess to dominate the tie-breaker, winning three in a row on the 13th day of play. He will take home 55% of the cash prize pool, which is a million euros (£880,000), while Caruana … [Read more...] about Magnus Carlsen still the king of world chess after defeating challenger
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 28, 2018, 10:01 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Norway’s Magnus Carlsen has retained the World Chess Championship, dominating American challenger Fabiano Caruana in a quick-fire tie-breaker in London. Carlsen and Caruana had spent much of November locked in a stalemate over the sport’s biggest title but the deadlock was broken on Wednesday in a best-of-four series of rapid games. It followed three weeks of play and a record 12 straight draws. In the quick form players have only 25 minutes to make all of their moves in each game, meaning blunders are more likely. The Norwegian proved why he is renowned as the king of speed chess and dominated the tie-breaker, winning three in a row so a fourth was not needed. “I’m very happy. I felt like I had a really good day at work today,” Carlsen said afterwards, prompting laughs from the room of … [Read more...] about Chess king Magnus Carlsen keeps his crown as he fends off challenger
WorldAn American could become World Chess Champion for the first time since Bobby Fischer took the crown in 1972.Fabiano Caruana has drawn against reigning champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway in 11 games so far this tournament.Their 12th—and possibly last—game began at 10.00 a.m. ET (3.00 p.m. GMT) Monday in London. It is being streamed live on Twitch.tv and chess.com.So far, the players are tied on 5.5 points each, with half a point granted for each of their 11 draws.If noone wins today’s game, the pair will embark on a series of increasingly shorter tiebreak games. The eventual winner will take home not just glory, but a cash prize of €1 million ($1,134,600).Players normally start with 100 minutes each on the clock in which to make their moves. But the tie-break games, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, are much shorter, the BBC noted. Four 25-minute games come next, with just 10 seconds added to the clock after every move.If Caruana and Carlsen … [Read more...] about Who Is Fabiano Caruana? Player Looks to Become First American World Chess Champion Since 1972
Magnus Carlsen in deep concentration early in Friday's game. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlson narrowly missed a win in the first game of the World Chess Championships in London on Friday, after he missed several chances to secure a win. The 2018 World Chess Championship kicked off in London on Friday between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972. Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson -- star of "Cheers" and "Hunger Games" -- was given the ceremonial role of moving the first piece but made an unintentionally comical start, knocking over a king and pushing forward the wrong pawn. Once underway, 26-year-old Caruana, playing white, produced some bold early moves and seized a knight, while Norwegian master Carlsen, 27, was more cautious in the opening exchanges. However, by later in the games Carlsen … [Read more...] about Norway’s Carlsen ends chess game with dramatic draw
The 2018 World Chess Championship between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972, kicks off in London on Friday. Norwegian master Carlsen, 27, is seeking to cement his reputation as history's greatest chess player, while 26-year-old Caruana is a prodigy helping to return mass appeal to the highbrow game. The pair will face off a maximum of 12 times from Friday until November 26 -- with games scheduled to start at 1500 GMT -- in the bi-annual contest held in a former London art and design school building. Chess has its own unique scoring system that awards the winner of each game one point, while a draw sees the contenders get half a point each. The title goes to the first person to reach 6.5 points, with a rapid series of tiebreakers played in case the two are level after the first 12 games. Carlsen -- a superstar at home in Norway who is also a … [Read more...] about Can Magnus Carlsen remain world chess champion in face-off with American Fabiano Caruana?