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Subject: World Chess Championship is a Dead Heat with 2 Games to Go! rss

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Scott Tortorice
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It started out as a boring championship with seven straight draws, but then Karjakin suddenly scored a win in game eight. Carlsen drew game nine but won game 10 to tie the match! Two games left to determine the championship!

From WorldChess.com:

https://worldchess.com/2016/11/25/world-ch-game-10--magnus-c...

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Though Magnus Carlsen is Norwegian, he celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday by winning Game 10 of his World Championship match against Sergey Karjakin, the Russian challenger.

By winning the game, Carlsen evened the score at 5 points apiece in the best-of-12 match. The match, which is being held in the South Street Seaport in New York City, has a prize fund of about $1.1 million.


I would love to see an upset against Carlsen. devil
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Dirk Meijlof
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It's more that Carlsen committed suicide in game eight rather than Karjakin winning it.
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Nick West
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Agreed. Anyone currently other than Carlsen as World Champion would be a retrograde step.
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Scott Tortorice
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Dirk_M wrote:
It's more that Carlsen committed suicide in game eight rather than Karjakin winning it.


I never got a chance to play through that game with all the T-Day prep this past week. But I heard that Carlsen wasn't at his best in that game.

notquitekarpov wrote:
Agreed. Anyone currently other than Carlsen as World Champion would be a retrograde step.


I just like it when everyone expects A but gets B. LOL! laugh
 
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In the first 7 games, Carlsen had 2 chances to win (games 3 & 4) but failed to convert because of some inspired defensive play by Karjakin, and Karjakin pressed in game 5 and made team Carlsen a little more than nervous. I would not categorize those games as "boring" chess.

Looking forward to today's finale, and hopefully another "boring" draw so we get tiebreaks on Wednesday.

That should be exciting.

Team Karjakin!
 
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David Barlowe
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What was the outcome?
 
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It went to tie breaks. The first two were draws, then Magnus Carlsen won two to retain the title.
 
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David Barlowe
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Thank you!

Congrats MC!
 
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