Today in London, world champion Magnus Carlsen (27) and challenger Fabiano Caruana (26) were installed today. If Caruan succeeds, he can be America's first chess champion since Bobby Fischer won Boris Spaski in 1972.
The two riders are also headed for a $ 1 million prize. There have been no such cases of balanced unity for a long time. The world ranking is 2835 Live Points Carlsen, and Caruana is ahead of 2832 points.
The opening of the tournament failed by accident because American actor Woody Harrelson had accidentally failed. Because he accidentally dropped King Caruana and misunderstood his instructions.
How did you not love Woody Harrelson? He takes two conscious actions after knocking down the King of Kaana and misunderstanding Fabiano 's proposal. funny. pic.twitter.com/xmNVpwNAWO
– Olimpiu G. Urcan (@ olimpiuurcan) November 9, 2018
Caruana, the world's first choice, chose Sicilian protection. The big American Grandmaster pressed his opponent at a relatively fast pace, and at the 17th stage he made a big mistake and got 20 tactical disadvantages for 20 minutes.
At around the 40th minute, Caruan was only 3 seconds away, but at that time, an additional 50 minutes was allowed. But in the same round, Karlsen made a mistake, but all the strategic benefits remained, but control was slipping, and analysts were convinced that the match would end if nobody had to cancel the hat. This ended after 7 hours (!).
When 12 matches end in tie, it is fast and it is fast final. Once the transfer is over, the owner of the darkness will become a new world champion.