Monday, November 21, 2016

Carlsen-Karjakin game 8: Karjakin wins! (3.5-4.5)


Karjakin wins!!

With the black pieces!!!

Carlsen had white this time, and went back to a 1. d4 opening.

The game seemed to open up after about 15 moves, rather complex play I thought, but after 45 moves or so Carlsen had, if anything, a slight advantage I thought.

But then it seems like Carlsen just made a calculation error, perhaps due to fatigue, or maybe Karjakin simply out-played him.

At any rate, Carlsen's bishop was suddenly useless, while Karjakin was playing with a very active knight, and then, in the blink of an eye, it was over.

Blood has been drawn; can Carlsen come back?

Don't miss game 9!

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