Carlsen vs Caruana WCC 2018

Magnus Carlsen kept the chess crown by winning first three tie-break games

Carlsen demolished the challenger with impressive play in the rapid games.

It was Carlsen’s plan all along to draw in the classical games and decide the match in a rapid playoff

World Chess Championship 2018

Tie-break game 3

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, London ENG, Tie break game 3
Sicilian Defense: Kramnik Variation (B40) · 1-0

Tie-break game 2

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match (2018), London ENG, Tie break game 2
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33) · 0-1

Tie-break game 1

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, London ENG, Tie-break game 1
English Opening. 1-0

Game 12

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, round 12, Nov-26
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33) · 1/2-1/2

Game 11

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, London ENG, Round 11
Russian defence · 1/2-1/2

Game 10

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, London ENG, Round 10
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33) · 1/2-1/2

Game 9

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, Round 9
English Opening: King’s English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29) · 1/2-1/2

Game 8

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, Round 8
Sicilian defence · 1/2-1/2

Game 7

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, Round 7,
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) · 1/2-1/2

Game 6

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018 Round 6
Russian Game: Karklins-Martinovsky Variation (C42) · 1/2-1/2

Game 5

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018), Round 5
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Gurgenidze Variation (B31) · 1/2-1/2

Game 4

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, London ENG, rd 4
English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto (A29) · 1/2-1/2

Game 3

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, Round 3
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31) · 1/2-1/2

Game 2

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, rd 2, Nov-10
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line Old Main Line (D37) · 1/2-1/2

World Chess Championship 2018

Game 1

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen – Caruana World Championship Match 2018, rd 1
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31) · 1/2-1/2

Who was better prior to this match?

Caruana and Carlsen have played 33 games against each other at classical time control out of which Carlsen has won 10, Caruana won 5, with 18 draws.

Fabiano Caruana will be the first American to play for the World Chess Championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972.

This will be the match between the number 1 (Carlsen)  and number 2 (Caruana) players in the world.

Videos and PGN of all games from the match will be available on this site for free

Challenger: Fabiano Caruana

 

Carlsen

The  Current World Chess Champion: Magnus Carlsen

Classical games life record: Carlsen vs Caruana
Carlsen won 10 games
Caruana won 5 games
18 games ended in a draw

Rapid Games life record: Carlsen vs Caruana
Carlsen won 13 games
Caruana won 6 games
4 games ended in a draw

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The Best Carlsen vs Caruana Games Played Before WCC 2018

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Tactics flying in the round 1 of  Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) 2017

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) 2017, Paris FRA, rd 1,
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02) · 1-0

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Magnus on the ropes finds a killer move out of the thin air

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Tal Memorial Blitz 2013, Moscow RUS, rd 5
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) · 0-1

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Carlsen’s Total Domination At Altibox 2017

TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Altibox Norway Blitz Tournament
Magnus Carlsen 7.5/9 (+6 -0 =3)
Levon Aronian 5.5/9 (+3 -1 =5)
Hikaru Nakamura 5.5/9 (+3 -1 =5)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 5/9 (+4 -3 =2)
Vladimir Kramnik 4.5/9 (+2 -2 =5)
Sergey Karjakin 4.5/9 (+4 -4 =1)
Viswanathan Anand 4/9 (+1 -2 =6)
Wesley So 4/9 (+3 -4 =2)
Fabiano Caruana 3/9 (+2 -5 =2)
Anish Giri 1.5/9 (+0 -6 =3)

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Altibox Norway (Blitz) 2017, Stavanger NOR, rd 8
Indian Game: General (A45) · 1-0 0

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Carlsen Quickest Win Against Caruana

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Norway Chess (Blitz) 2014, Flor & Fjaere NOR, rd 6
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) · 1-0

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Caruana Beats Carlsen For The First Time

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Grand Slam Chess Final 2012, Sao Paulo BRAZIL
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19) · 1-0

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They Played Against Each Other For The First Time in The Year 2010

This is one of the three games

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
World Blitz Championship 2010, Moscow RUS, rd 7
Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal Variation (C69) · 0-1

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4 Comments

  • KYRIAKOS SIDIROPOULOS Posted 19/11/2018 2:35 am

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  • Catarino Posted 17/11/2018 2:46 pm

    Magnus Carlsen is taking risks to entertain the chess spectators. However, Fabiano Caruana is a solid player and very hard to demolish.

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