Thursday, November 17, 2016

Carlsen-Karjakin game 5: draw (2.5 - 2.5)

As we near the halfway point of the World Chess Championship, the battle continues as fierce as ever, but neither has found a way to break through.

Carlsen had the white pieces, and for the first time in this match we play the Giuoco Piano. There have been many more 1. e4 games in this match than you traditionally see at this level of chess.

Which, since I am a King Pawn player myself, I enjoy!

It seemed to me that Karjakin actually had the better of this game, and it was Carlsen near the end who had to force the draw.

So maybe Karjakin is gaining in strength and confidence as the match crawls along, and has the better of things at this point?

We shall see...

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