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  • Tactics Friday (#6)
    Does this position look familiar? Yes, that’s the fourth rapid game in the World Championship tie-break between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. See solution below: Advertisements

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  • Magnus Carlsen is Still King, Retains Title after Winning the World Chess Championship 2016 Match
    The World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, retains his title after winning 2 of the 4 rapid games in the tie-break round. See match breakdown of the rapid round below: Replay the games of the rapid round:

  • Draw in Round 12, World Chess Championship 2016 – Tiebreak games follow
    It was a hardly fought battle in the final Round 12 of the World Championship 2016, as both players seemed eager to split the point and proceed to the tie-break rounds instead. Hardly any effort was exerted by both parties in order to create imbalance and thus make the game more interesting. The World Champion, … Continue reading “Draw in Round 12, World Chess Championship 2016 – Tiebreak games follow”

  • Round 11 Draw – World Championship 2016
    And it’s going to be down to a one-game showdown, with the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, playing white, against the Challenger Sergey Karjakin, in the World Chess Championship 2016, as Round 11 ended in another draw, the 9th in 11 games. The last round, Round 12, will determine who will be the World Champion, or … Continue reading “Round 11 Draw – World Championship 2016”

  • Magnus Carlsen scores a knockdown in Round 10 – World Chess Championship 2016
    Forgive the boxing reference, but indeed, it was a big win for Magnus Carlsen in Round 10 of the World Chess Championship 2016 to even the score, with 5 points each, against the Challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Perhaps due to time pressure, Karjakin, playing as black, made a series of sub-optimal moves in the … Continue reading “Magnus Carlsen scores a knockdown in Round 10 – World Chess Championship 2016”

  • Draw in Round 9, World Chess Championship 2016
    The Challenger, Sergey Karjakin, failed to capitalize on his 1-pawn advantage at the endgame as the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, held him to a draw after 74 moves of play in Round 9 of the World Chess Championship 2016.

  • World Chess Championship 2016 Round 8 Game Analysis
    GM Niclas Huschenbeth analyzes the win by Sergey Karjakin against the World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Round 8 of the World Championship match in the video below: You may replay the Round 8 game here.

  • Karjakin Wins Round 8!
    After 7 games of series of draws, finally, the Challenger and the underdog of the match, Sergey Karjakin, drew first blood with a convincing win in Round 8 with the black pieces. This happened after the World Champion Magnus Carlsen blundered on two consecutive moves with 51.Qe6?? and 52.h4??, after which when Karjakin forwarded his … Continue reading “Karjakin Wins Round 8!”

  • All 7 Draws in World Chess Championship 2016
    That’s how tight the competition has been. We all thought how lopsided the match would be in favor of the World Champion. That’s not the case at the end of the 7th round in the World Chess Championship 2016 between the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the Challenger Sergey Karjakin. It has been a draw-fest … Continue reading “All 7 Draws in World Chess Championship 2016”

  • Six Dead Draws to Close the First Half of the World Chess Championship 2016
    Question: Where can I replay all the six drawn games of the World Chess Championship 2016? Answer: Head over to here. Did you see what I did there? ’nuff said! Replay Game 6 below:

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