Tuesday, November 13, 7:31 pm: Fourth game, fourth draw: even with the white stones, defending champion Carlsen could not beat his Caruana. After only 34 moves, the world champion from Norway and the Americans reached a draw.
Carlsen opted for the English Opening and both parties were well prepared. They repeated a game of Caruanas from that year until Carlsen deviated from the eleventh.
After 15 moves, an expert expected an offensive from the world champion on the queen's wing. But after a mysterious tower had moved from f1 to e1, Caruana had no trouble keeping the game in balance.
As in the previous games, many characters were swapped and after 20 moves to the final. Carlsen offered the draw in a fully balanced position in the 34th.
After the furious start in the first game with a playing time of more than seven hours and 115 moves, the players are still at risk.
The 5th game will take place on Thursday. Caruana opens the game with white.
21:35: In the third game of the Chess World Cup in London, Caruana and Carlsen shared the run after a boring run. The players chose exactly the same variant of the Sicilian defense as in the first game.
The American Caruana first made place, but could not surprise his opponent. The players reached a previously unplayed position, but pulled their pieces safely and quickly.
After the opening, the challenger seemed to have small benefits on the lady's side, but did not find a plan to put the world champion under constant pressure.
In the end, the Norwegian Carlsen fought his runner against the white jumper and, thanks to a pawn on the ladies' piste, tried to take advantage of the minimum position to use the full point. Caruana defended himself, but carefully and secured the draw after 49 moves.
After the exciting start of the World Cup, the players in the third game took over the pace. They were shocked by the risk and shared the point after a perfectly balanced course.
The fourth game of the chess crown takes place on Tuesday. The competition in London is scheduled for twelve matches. Whoever gets 6.5 points first, crowns the world champion. If there is a tie, a tiebreak takes place. The prize fund is one million dollars.
00:03: The third game starts today at 4 PM with the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen against Fabiano Caruana from the USA.
Monday, November 12 11:52 am: This is the course of the second game
White: Magnus Carlsen (Norway) – Black: Fabiano Caruana (USA)
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O
6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. Rd1 Rd8
11. Be2 Ne4 12. O-O Nxc3 13. bxc3 h6 14. a4 Ne7 15. Ne5 Bd6
16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Bf3 Nxf4 18. exf4 Bxe5 19. Rxd8 + Qxd8 20. fxe5 Qc7
21. Rb1 Rb8 22. Qd3 Bd7 23. a5 Bc6 24. Qd6 Qxd6 25. exd6 Bxf3
26. gxf3 Kf8 27. c4 Ke8 28. a6 b6 29. c5 Kd7 30. cxb6 axb6
31. a7 Ra8 32. Rxb6 Rxa7 33. Kg2 e5 34. Rb4 f5 35. Rb6 Ke6
36. d7 + Kxd7 37. Rb5 Ke6 38. Rb6 + Kf7 39. Rb5 Kf6 40. Rb6 + Kg5
41. Rb5 Kf4 42. Rb4 + e4 43. fxe4 fxe4 44. h3 Ra5 45. Rb7 Rg5 +
46. Rg4 Rg5 Rb6 Rb6 Rb6 Rb6
Signs – Mode: 1: 1
Caruana just behind the world ranking behind Carlsen
Carlsen is since July 2011 the undisputed number 1 in the chess world and since 2013 world champion. He won the title against Indian Viswanathan Anand five years ago with 6.5: 3.5 and defended him a year later against the same opponent in Sochi sovereign with 6.5: 4.5.
He made it a little more exciting in 2016 against the Russian Sergei Karjakin: After 6: 6, Carlsen only won in a tiebreak with 3-1.
The defending champion leads the world ranking, but Caruana follows with only three points behind the second place. That is an instant in chess. 33 times the two grandmasters were already facing each other in the classic chess.
The game ended in a draw 18 times, Carlsen won ten times, Caruana five times. This is the world champion as a lightweight favorite in the race.