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Chess: Fabiano Caruana misses another chance for world No 1 ranking

The defeated challenger to Magnus Carlsen lost again in speed chess, this time to Hikaru Nakamura in the London Classic semisFabiano Caruana, whose challenge for Magnus Carlsen’s world crown ended in a speed chess defeat earlier this month, has been el…

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Chess: Fabiano Caruana seeks to overtake Magnus Carlsen as world No 1

Defeated US challenger has a chance to capture the top ranking which the Norwegian has held in an unbroken run since 2011Fabiano Caruana can gain significant consolation for his world title failure next week when the defeated US challenger has an oppor…

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Magnus Carlsen’s tense victory sends interest in chess soaring

Intensity of championship and ease of watching the game online is bringing it to a wider audienceNot since the 1972 cold war showdown between the US grandmaster Bobby Fischer and his Russian rival Boris Spassky has chess been so high profile.This week’…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen set fair for a further reign as world champion

The Norwegian saw off the threat of Fabiano Caruana and looks stronger than any potential 2020 challengersMagnus Carlsen retaining the crown on tie-break was always one of the likely ways for the world championship to end, but it was the 12 straight dr…

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Magnus Carlsen: ‘If I had lost, it could have been my last world championship match’

After retaining his title against Fabiano Caruana the Norwegian calls for changes in the format to encourage players to take chancesAs Magnus Carlsen sat in his dressing room, euphoric and chatty after finally suppressing the stubborn resistance of Fab…

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Magnus Carlsen beats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess crown

Deadlock finally broken after nearly three weeksNorwegian seals third successful defence of title For much of the past 20 days the world’s two best grandmasters have sat in an soundproof room in central London, with only a chessboard and each other for…

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship tie-breaker – live!

Carlsen and Caruana to decide world championship in tie-breakersCarlsen shocks with Game 12 draw offer (full move-by-move recap)Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.58pm GMT Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s his look ahead to t…

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Countdown to Armageddon: Carlsen and Caruana set for final showdown

After 12 draws, the world chess championship will be decided by a quickfire series of tie-breakers in London on WednesdayTwelve games. Forty-eight hours. More than 630 moves. An apparent intelligence leak. A definite black eye. There’s been nothing to …

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Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana head to tie-breaker after Game 12 draw

Clash goes to tie-breaker after Game 12 draw – as it happenedBest-of-12-games championship match ends in 6-all deadlockCarlsen to play as white to open tie-break after drawing of lotsThe world championship tilt between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruan…

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 12 – live!

World title up for grabs as Carlsen and Caruana play Game 12Best-of-12-games contest deadlocked at 5½-all after 11 drawsCarlsen plays it safe in Game 11 draw (move-by-move report)Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.09pm GMT Hello and welcome to…

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Magnus Carlsen plays it safe in fizzling Game 11 draw with Fabiano Caruana

Carlsen and Caruana play to 55-move draw –as it happenedBest-of-12-games match knotted at 5½-all after 11 drawsCarlsen on opening surprise: ‘I just decided to shut it down’The penultimate scheduled contest of Magnus Carlsen’s world championship title d…

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 11 – live!

Carlsen and Caruana face off in Game 11 of world title matchCarlsen admits nerves after Game 10 (move-by-move report)Best-of-12-games contest deadlocked at 5-all after 10 drawsTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 4.24pm GMT Bryan will be here shor…

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Armageddon approaches for Carlsen and Caruana after 10 draws out of 10

Neither player has been able to make the decisive move thus far and although Carlsen has the superior record in the blitz format the risk of losing his world crown is becoming very realJust two classical games to go, and the Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Ca…

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Magnus Carlsen admits nerves after high-wire draw with Fabiano Caruana

Carlsen and Caruana play to 54-move draw – as it happenedBest-of-12-games title match knotted at 5-all after 10 drawsMagnus Carlsen confessed to nerves after holding on for a high-wire draw with Fabiano Caruana on Thursday in the marathon 10th game of …

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 10 – live!

Carlsen, Caruana meet in Game 10 of their championship match‘I blew it’: Carlsen laments Game 9 draw (move-by-move report)The world championship is thrilling. But where are the women?Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 1.37pm GMT Bryan will be he…

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‘I blew it’: Bruised Magnus Carlsen rues Game 9 draw with Fabiano Caruana

Carlsen misses winning chance in Game 9 – as it happened‘No concussion’: Carlsen’s physician downplays eye injuryBest-of-12-games match knotted at 4½-all after nine drawsDraw streak breaks 132-year-old world championship markA freshly bruised Magnus Ca…

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 9 – live!

Carlsen and Caruana meet in Game 9 of world championship matchThe World Chess Championship is thrilling. But where are the women?Carlsen escapes in Game 8 as Caruana blinks (move-by-move report)Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 12.43pm GMT Brya…

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Magnus Carlsen springs Game 8 escape thanks to Fabiano Caruana’s false step

Carlsen saves draw as Caruana falters in Game 8 – live!Best-of-12-games match knotted at 4-all after eight drawsMagnus Carlsen admitted he was “happy to survive” after saving a draw in Monday’s eighth game of the world chess championship, which left th…

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 8 – live!

Carlsen and Caruana meet in Game 8 of their championship matchRueful Carlsen ‘way too soft’ in Game 7 (full move-by-move recap)Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.19pm GMT Hello and welcome to London for today’s eighth game of the world chess c…

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Rueful Magnus Carlsen ‘way too soft’ in Game 7 draw with Fabiano Caruana

Carlsen and Caruana play to 40-move draw in seventh gameCarlsen laments: ‘I could have played much more ambitiously’Best-of-12-games match knotted at 3½-all after seven drawsA rueful Magnus Carlsen lamented his conservative play with the white pieces a…