Today, the world champion Magnus Carlsen (27) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (26) were established in London today. If Caruan succeeds, he could be the first American chess champion since Bobby Fischer's victory against Boris Spaski in 1972.
Two riders go to the $ 1 million prize money. For a long time, there has not been such a balanced match: the 2870 points in the world rankings for Carlsau, Carlsberg.
The tournament was opened by American actor Woody Harrelson. This failed because he accidentally dropped King Caruana and then misunderstood his instructions.
How could you not love someone and just Woody Harrelson? He turns the king of Caruana down and makes two ceremonial moves after he misunderstands Fabiano's proposal. Funny. pic.twitter.com/xmnvpwnawo
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Caruana, the world's first choice, chose the Sicilian bodyguard. The great thoughtful American Grandmaster was relatively fast with serious pressure and made a big mistake in step 17 and had 20 tactical disadvantages to stop his time in 20 minutes.
At the 40th stage, Caruan was only 3 seconds, but then allowed an additional time of 50 minutes. In the same round, however, Carlsen made a mistake and outperformed all the strategic advantages, shift control and analysts were increasingly confident that the match would end with a tie unless everyone was wearing a hat. It ended after 7 hours (!).
If you run out of 12 matches, fast pawns and then a quick final. If it ends with a mission, the dark master will be the new world champion.