Friday , January 15 2021

Magnus Carlsen misses winning in Game 1 draw with Fabiano Caruana – as happened | Sports







Caruana: "I'm lucky enough to end with a draw"

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Carlsen: "I can't find a knockout"

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Game 1 ends in a draw after 115 moves!

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Carlsen blunder with 40. … Bxc3

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During the buildup there was much speculation about how Carlsen and Caruana had practiced, and focused specifically on the openings of what they had done. According to rumors, Caruana might get additional help from a small US-based website called Chessable, which specializes in training chess openings. The Guardian approached Leon Watson from Chessable but he refused to give anything. "Obviously we have to keep our username very confidential," he said. "It's very important for all chess players, not just grandmasters, to keep their opening choices a secret because they don't want the opposition to prepare them. However, one thing I can say is that we have players from every level who use this site. "

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Caruana blundered with 17. Nf6

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Only talking to British grandmaster and commentator Daniel King, who runs the popular PowerPlayChess channel on YouTube. He is interested in Caruana 10. Nh2, where Qd2 is a more general step, and says when he considers the position as a level that is very good for a match that the position is opened so fast, giving both sides the chance to attack & # 39 ;

















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Game 1 is underway!

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Good afternoon from the rather chaotic media room in the Holborn, which is not surprising, dominated by Norwegian journalists. Just talked to Bernt Brennevann from the NTB institution, who told me that he was only one of 15 journalists from Norway here to cover the Carlsen match, which was being discussed on the main TV channel in the country. Also quickly appear in the gift shop, which has a few obscene offers. Move, anyone?

The press room is now very busy, only standing space. Meanwhile, actor Woody Harrelson has headed to the building wearing a light blue beanie suit and hat. If the rumor is true, he will make the first step.

Woody Harrelson and Fabiano Caruana "src =" https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/2b25f74a487b9d098759859af35f403b6036e1f7/0_6199_2952/master/4919.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=c8e0088dc5aa4d88c47e3a00dee4149c

Woody Harrelson and Fabiano Caruana pose at the opening gala on Thursday night. Photo: James Shaw / REX / Shutterstock




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