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Category: World Chess Championship 2018

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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 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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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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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…

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 7 – live!

Carlsen and Caruana meet in Game 7 of championship matchBest-of-12-games match deadlocked at 3-all after six drawsCarlsen narrowly escapes against Caruana in Game 6 thrillerTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 3.47pm GMT Carlsen goes for simple de…

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Magnus Carlsen narrowly avoids Fabiano Caruana stunner in Game 6 epic

Carlsen stages bold escape in Game 6 thriller – as it happenedBest-of-12-games match deadlocked at 3-all after six drawsMagnus Carlsen narrowly avoided a devastating upset on Friday in the sixth game of his world championship match with Fabiano Caruana…

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 6 – live!

Carlsen and Caruana meet in Game 6 of championship matchCarlsen thwarts Game 5 ambush in draw (move-by-move report)Best-of-12-games match deadlocked at 2½-all after five drawsTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 11.36pm GMT Bryan will be here shor…

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Magnus Carlsen thwarts Game 5 ambush in draw with Fabiano Caruana

Carlsen and Caruana play to 34-move draw – as it happenedWorld title match remains knotted at 2½-all after five gamesMagnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana played to a fifth draw in as many games on Thursday in the latest episode of their world championshi…

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Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 5 – live!

World No 1 and No2 meet in Game 5 of championship matchCarlsen and Caruana still tied after YouTube ‘leak’ controversyTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.08pm GMT Good day and welcome to London for today’s fifth game of the world chess champion…

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Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana still deadlocked after tidy Game 4 draw

Carlsen, Caruana play to three-hour, 34-move draw in Game 4Carlsen and Caruana tied at 2-all entering Thursday’s Game 5Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana are no closer to a decision in their world championship match after playing to a straightforward 3…