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Hello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA). In this live blog + live games from WCC 2018 we will be covering the event Carlsen – Caruana with the latest news, developments, interviews, and in-game details.
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Current move eval: Move 10: Lc0 +0.42 , SF +0.21
Update 18:25 CET
Draw 11 of the match is a fact. Unambitious opening by white and precise play by black leave the score equal at 5,5-5,5
Update 16:45 CET
Similar pawn structures and opposite color bishops. This game is going towards a draw.
Update 16:35 CET
After move 14 it is clear that Carlsen will be happy with rapid tiebreak. Why would he go into such a drawish opening with early queens exchange? The game still has to continue until move 30 and the players are obliged to show they know the right continuation.
Update 16:03 CET
We have 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 and this is Petrov, Caruana’s pet defence. It was expected to see it from him, the question here is if Carlsen’s team found something new.
Lc0 +0.42: 11. Bg5 Be6 12. Rhe1 c4 13. Bf1 d5 14. Nd4 Qa5 15. Kb1 Rae8 16. f3 Qb6 17. Re5 Ba3 18. Qc1 Nd7 19. Ree1 h6 20. Be3 Bc5 21. Qd2 Nf6 22. Ka1 a5 23. g4 Bd7 24. h4 Re7 25. g5 hxg5 26. hxg5 Nh5 27. Qh2 g6 28. Bf2 Rxe1 29. Rxe1 Bd6 30. Qg1
SF128 +0.22: 11. Rhe1 Be6 12. Kb1 Qa5 13. c4 Qxd2 14. Bxd2 h6 15. h3 Rfe8 16. b3 Rad8 17. Ba5 b6 18. Bc3 d5 19. Ne5 d4 20. Bb2 Rd6 21. c3 dxc3 22. Bxc3 Red8 23. Kc2 Ne8 24. Be4 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Rxd1 26. Kxd1 Bf6 27. f4 h5 28. Bf3 h4 29. Kd2 Kf8 30. Kd3 Bf5+ 31. Be4 Bxe4+ 32. Kxe4 Ke7 33. Kf5 Nd6+ 34. Kg4 Ke6 35. Bb2 Be7
Update 15:30 CET
Ten games and ten draws so far at the World Chess Championship. Many are contemplating the possibility that we are going to have a classical world champion without winning a single classical game.
Game 11 is today and this is the last game with white for Carlsen. The stakes are nerve wrecking, will we see another draw or a player will cruise to a victory at the very end of the match?