Carlsen - Karjakin. (Game 8) We Have a Winner

Carlsen - Karjakin. (Game 8) We Have a Winner

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Carlsen - Karjakin. (Game 8) We Have a Winner

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At last after 7 games we have a result and it’s not the one predicted.

Sergey Karjakin beat Magnus Carlsen with Black, no I shall re-write that bit.
Magnus lost with the White pieces in a game he seemed determined to lose.

No that takes something away from Karjakin. (you choose). Carlsen had a
100% stonewall draw and just refuse to take it. If ever you needed proof
that trying to win a drawn game losses then this is it. An incredible decision.

Karjakin played some very good moves. 27...h6 foiling a Carlsen trap.
20...Qa3 which was linked to move 27 and had to been seen in advance.

But the star move was 51...h5!! which he played very quickly. Read on.

Magnus Carlsen - Sergey Karjakin. 2016 World Championship Game 8

I’ll go over the last part of the game and you can get an idea of how good 51...h5 was.

The accompanying thread to this blog is Thread 170891

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  • Posted 1101 days and 59 minutes ago | Edited
    Standard memberLennartMomo
    Don't you all think this is a good website:
  • Posted 1108 days 21 hours and 5 minutes ago
    Standard memberShallow Blue
    If I could spot such trifles as easily on the board as in writing, my rating would be considerably higher...
  • Posted 1109 days and 25 minutes ago
    Ha - brilliant. No spell checker in Paint Shop. Missed an 'n' I'll correct that one.
  • Posted 1109 days 4 hours and 36 minutes ago
    Standard memberShallow Blue
    That Karkakin is a great chess player, but he can't spell "Greenpawn".
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