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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Continuing on from the first of our new weekly reviews last week, we take look at the hot topics that have had you talking this week. From the discussions around the defence of our individual freedoms to the sovereign rights of nations, we aim to give you a flavour of the opinions here on View that have driven debate across Europe and beyond over the last seven days. While the true origins of the game are still debated, chess has always been a game of tactics, strategy and calculation. It can be an exhilarating sport, as you will know if you have been watching grandmaster Magnus Carlsen take on challenger Fabiano Caruana in London in the World Chess Championship 2018. But chess is more than just a spectator sport, as aficionado Carl Fredik Johansson points out in his op’ed this week. He argues the point that more people – particularly children – should be encouraged to take up the sport because of its ability to increase brain capacity. Modelled as a war game, chess … [Read more...] about The week that was: Navigating Brexit, hate speech and the law is a game of chess ¦ View
Nov 20, 1:37 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Alex Perry 11/20/18 AT 1:06 PM The United States has not produced a world chess champion since 1972. That lengthy, 46-year drought could come to an end in November, though, as a 26-year-old who developed his talents in Brooklyn will try to defeat the game’s top player at the World Chess Championship 2018 in London this month, according to a profile by NBC News.Fabiano Caruana was born in Miami but relocated with his family to Brooklyn at a young age. He now resides in St. Louis, and when he is not competing at chess’s highest level, he is posting for tens of thousands of followers between Twitter and Instagram.Game. pic.twitter.com/wba3odTzGu— Fabiano Caruana (@FabianoCaruana) July 13, 2018When his chess talent became apparent, he started competing, and winning, in tournaments in New York City. At the age of 12, he and his family … [Read more...] about Who Is Fabiano Caruana? 26-Year-Old Could Be First American Chess Champion In 46 Years
LONDON (Reuters) - World Chess Championship officials might rethink the role of ceremonial starter after Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson knocked over a king and moved the wrong pawn in a comical start to the 2018 event in London on Friday. Norwegian title holder Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana were bemused onlookers as the U.S. actor began their eagerly anticipated match-up by knocking over the American challenger's king, the move that traditionally signals a concession. Caruana had asked the "Hunger Games" and "Cheers" actor to move his pawn to start the game, only for Harrelson to hit the king and moved a different piece. A bewildered Caruana initially appeared to accept the mistake before officials allowed the pawn to be returned. A grinning Harrelson then moved the correct pawn before quickly exiting the stage. It was a memorable start to the 1 million euro (£873,350) contest, which organisers expect to be watched by millions around the world. The duo are scheduled to play … [Read more...] about World Chess Championship starts with Harrelson blunder
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?