Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship. 2016 World Championship Challenger Sergey Karjakin enters the Speed Chess Championship as a heavy favorite over young Jan-Krzysztof Duda. To reach the final, Nakamura defeated the highest-rated chess player in the United States, Fabiano Caruana, and the 2016 world championship … Karjakin's 18.Bxh6 was the start of sharp complications. [58], Carlsen played the Colle System, an innocuous opening rarely seen at grandmaster level. World Chess Championship 2016: Can champ Carlsen conquer New York too? It is BY FAR the most entertaining and interesting chess event I have seen in my life. He played the Sicilian Defence, the only appearance of that opening in the match. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, fresh off his career’s marquee victory at the 2017 Sinquefield Cup, will face off against upstart GM Jeffery Xiong, one of the event’s four qualifiers. [24] In retrospect, Karjakin's draw with black in his other game against Caruana, which Chessbase called a "brilliant defensive effort",[25] was critical. Chessbase opined that, after four games, Karjakin still has to find a way to put Carlsen under pressure while Carlsen has to do the same to win his good positions. The drama drew 10 million people to watch the match online, organizers said, and an estimated 10,000 spectators in and around the Seaport. Instead, he erred with 51.Qe6? Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeats Russia’s Sergey Karjakin in the speed rounds at the World Chess Championship in Manhattan. He outclassed his rival when it came to competing at a minute plus a second for each move. Magnus Carlsen from Norway wins the 2016 World Chess Championship in New York City on Wednesday, beating Russian Sergey Karjakin to the title. America hasn’t cracked the top ten yet, but we’re getting closer. A labyrinth of black walls separated the sequestered players from VIPs from lay minglers, festooned by cartoon representations of Carlsen and Karjakin. Historically, computers were lambasted by chess pros. Karjakin, as Black, was forced to take risks, because he needed to win the game. The contract between the players and FIDE will be finalized in the next 2–3 weeks.". [42], Carlsen's opening choice was recalled multiple times in interviews and the post-game press conference, in part due to its uncommon reputation, but also because its name resonated with Donald Trump and the recent United States presidential election three days prior. March 4, 2016: Agon announce that only approved broadcasters will be allowed to retransmit moves from the Candidates and ensuing World Championship. Everyone says the quickest-puncher title belongs to featherweight Gary Russell Jr., but there’s never been a way to accurately measure it — until now. This year’s Speed Chess Championship begins with no fewer than four matches in the round of 16: All matches can be followed in Live Chess and with expert commentary on Twitch.tv/chess. [72], Because of the even score in the classical portion of the match, Carlsen lost 13 rating points in the December 2016 FIDE ratings list, while Karjakin gained 13 points. Two recent studies suggest that trying less can actually speed up the process. And those in attendance sang “Happy Birthday” to Carlsen. During his appearance at the 2015 US Championship, Sevian defeated Wesley So, one of the top ten Grandmasters in the world. There have been 38 deathmatches, participants including the grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura, Dmitry Andreikin, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Lê Quang Liêm, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Judit Polgár and Nigel Short. [38], The opening press conference was held on November 10. (blocking his major pieces from the soon-to-be-opened h-file) he suddenly came under pressure. Position after 50.Qh6+!! [45], After the game, Carlsen said that in a long match not every game is going to involve fireworks. Carlsen failed to find the winning approach to the end game, and in spite of his time situation, Karjakin managed to set up a wrong rook pawn position where his king could not be dislodged from h8/h7/g8. January 8, 2016: FIDE announces that Agon has made operational an official broadcasting platform (worldchess.com) for the World Chess Championship cycle events (already present in October 2015). World-champion auctioneer T.J. Freije on the art of the rapid-fire sell. The player with the best score after four games is world champion; if tied, players will play up to five two-game blitz matches. Destiny Jorenby from team Hopapawn Cassidy won fourth board prize with a perfect score- … Following the match at a press conference, Karjakin vowed to challenge Carlsen again and commended his opponent’s playing, saying that it was the toughest competition of his career. The resulting position was objectively equal but double-edged in practice, with connected outside passed pawns but an exposed king for Karjakin. Position after 17...Nc4. The winner of this game is world champion; if drawn, black is the winner and world champion. Is this the future of eating? Faced with Carlsen's opening preparation, Karjakin chose to return the pawn and after further simplifications the draw was agreed. Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) October 14, 2016 -- It's the match chess fans have been anticipating for a decade: world chess champion Magnus Carlsen vs the four-time U.S. champion Hikaru Nakamura. Necessary was 72.Rf7+ to deflect Black's king, after which Kg4 can be played: see, Queen's Indian Defence, Fianchetto Variation, Check Variation, Intermezzo Line, English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, Benoni Defence, Classical, Czerniak Defence, Tal Line, Queen's Indian Defence, Fianchetto Variation, Nimzowistch Variation, Slav Defence, Quiet Variation, Schallop Defence, Queen's Gambit Declined, Barmen Variation, Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation, Adams Attack, Queen's Gambit Declined, Razogin Variation, Alekhine Variation, Sicilian Defence, Richter-Rauzer Attack, Neo-Modern Variation, Archangelsk variation of the Spanish Game, 2016 Fide World Championship Match Regulations. The marathon tie was the longest Divya played in … New behind-the-scenes footage shows an army of crew members dismantling Trump’s living room with seconds to spare. Curiously enough, and much to the consternation of chess bloggers, Carlsen donned NBA socks to the competition. Would You Drop $12,000 to Learn to Drive a Lamborghini? [21] The tournament was an 8-player double round-robin, with five different qualification paths possible:[20] the loser of the World Chess Championship 2014 match, the top two finishers in the Chess World Cup 2015, the top two finishers in the FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15, next two highest rated players (average FIDE rating on the 12 monthly lists from January to December 2015, with at least 30 games played) who played in Chess World Cup 2015 or FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15, and one player nominated by Agon (the organizers). A draw would cause the tournament result to depend on Anand's game against Svidler; if Anand won then Caruana would win, but otherwise Karjakin would win. So, in a sense, the future has already happened. October 17, 2016: Agon announce their new broadcast model for the World Championship. Even after IBM’s Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997, resistance remained high. In 2016, Daria represented Russia in the Women World Championship. On paper, it would appear that the tie-break format would have favored Carlsen, as he also has World Rapid Championship and World Blitz Championship titles. [31], The match was held under the auspices of FIDE, the world chess federation, with the organisation rights belonging to Agon, its commercial partner. November 27, 2014: At the closing ceremony for the 2014 championship, FIDE president Ilyumzhinov announces the 2016 match will take place in the United States. [33] The chief arbiter was Takis Nikolopoulos from Greece. and after 51...h5! 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Yes, that’s the world record. According to lichess.org, Carlsen and Karjakin have faced each other 21 times in classical chess, which is chess that is 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. Carlsen signaled his willingness to accept a quick draw by playing one of the most solid variations against the Berlin Defense. But he would still need the fourth rapid fire to result in either a win or a draw to keep Karjakin at bay. Under gray sky and drizzle, perfect weather for a nerd sport, fans lined up (in some cases for more than an hour) outside the Fulton Street venue for the competition Wednesday afternoon. [57], After three unsuccessful attempts at gaining an advantage with 1.e4, Karjakin played 1.d4 for the first time in the match. The move 24.bxc4 was criticized by commentators who said that if Carlsen wanted to make this recapture, it should have been done on move 22. Already a Grandmaster at 13, Abdusattorov topped the 19th Speed Chess Championship. Position after 56.Rb1. In the resulting endgame White was still a pawn up, but the extra pawn was doubled. June 7, 2016: Agon announces that a venue has been found in New York City, with only sponsor details and paperwork left to be finalized in the next 2 weeks. After the first rapid round resulted in a predictable draw, Carlsen and Karjakin began the second round with an assertive handshake, this time Karjakin shedding his blazer, too. After a series of exchanges at moves 35–37 Karjakin found himself with a rook and pawn against Carlsen's two bishops. [64], Game 10 was a Ruy Lopez anti-Berlin. Analysis suggested that the complicated 19...Qg5 would have been good for Black, however Karjakin refused to oblige, playing instead 19...Bc6. Carlsen evened the score by winning the tenth game. Numbers in parentheses indicate players' scores prior to the round. [69], This game holds the dubious distinction of being the fastest game to finish in World Championship history, quicker even than various forfeits that have occurred as they require 1 hour to elapse before the player forfeits.[53]. made the position easier to defend. It was dorky. From there, if still tied, players have an “Armageddon” game where white has five minutes, black four minutes, and black only has to draw to win the title, according to championship organizers. The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship features 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament. Vi har funnet arena", A historic site for the World Championship Match, Carlsen-Karjakin to include virtual reality, "The World Chess Championship Match 2016 to become the first of any sport to be broadcast in 360° Virtual Reality", "Fulton Market Building - Seaport District, NYC - New York, NY - Events", "Rules & regulations for the Candidates Tournament of the FIDE World Championship cycle 2014–2016", "World Chess Championship Candidates (2016)". Carlsen responded with a Ruy Lopez setup, though choosing a classical line rather than the Berlin Defense. This led to a passed pawn for Black that advanced all the way to the 2nd rank, but with his own king exposed, Black could not make progress and fend off a threatened perpetual check at the same time, resulting in a draw. [39], The video feed on the official website was only available after paying a fee. [72] Carlsen played calmly with a weakness-free position while Karjakin desperately attempted to create chances. The game followed a line which Karjakin had used to beat Adams until move 18 at which point Carlsen deviated by playing 18...c5. Speaking on the format during the postmatch conference, Carlsen reiterated his preference for a different format for the title (probably a knockout format he had proposed in 2015), while Karjakin indicated he was happy with the match format. [69], Agon Director Ilya Merenzon said during the press conference that fans holding tickets for round 12 would get into the tiebreak for free. Carlsen avoided the 'Berlin Endgame' by playing 5.Re1. Coverage by the local newspaper The Capital. This did not work, and Carlsen soon gained an advantage. The best-of-12 match, organized by FIDE and its commercial partner Agon, was played in New York City between 10 and 30 November 2016. Should that still not produce a winner, the format calls for two blitz games and if that results in a tie, the players keep playing two blitz games until a total of 10. [23] Caruana played for a win in the final round, but overpressed, and at the critical moment, Karjakin calculated correctly and won the game and tournament. Broadcast and streaming Schedule, After 70.Nc6, Black could reach a theoretical draw by 70...Rc3 (attacking the knight, which guards White's rook), though some difficult follow-up lines might be needed before a drawn pawnless endgame would definitively be reached. Karjakin's victory qualified him as the official challenger. Here’s How to Learn a New Language Faster Without Paying Attention. After eight games, he was tied 4: 4. Chess Grandmaster Troff wins by four points in the open section. Toilet seats, actually. 2016 SD Speed Chess Championship -- Speed ... Read more: 2016 SD Team Championship 2015 SD Team Championship Print Details Written by Web Custodian. You can find important information on the event below. In the post-game interview, Carlsen seemed keen on enjoying Wednesday's challenge of quicker tie-breaking games. A rockstar in his native Norway, he became a grandmaster at the age of 13 and won his first World Championship title in 2013, defeating India’s Viswanathan Anand without losing a game. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was the Position after 20.Nd2. The match opened with seven consecutive draws before Karjakin won the eighth game. Karjakin, 26, came to New York with a No. (37...Qa4 was winning), allowing Carlsen to win back both pawns. Hunched over a black table, Karjakin in a navy blazer, Carlsen in black, and bedecked by no fewer than a dozen bottles of water next to the table, Carlsen’s blazer was off less than five minutes into play, his hands clasped around his face as blinders. We Talked to a Guy Who Breaks Things With His Head. Like Carlsen in games 3 and 4, Karjakin failed to make the most of these chances, and the game ended in a draw, albeit the first in the match in which Karjakin had serious winning chances. [41] A temporary pawn sacrifice by White led to mass exchanges and an endgame in which White had the better pawn structure and so slightly better chances. At the press conference afterwards he joked that 10.Re2 was a fingerfehler which he corrected on the next move. [49] Karjakin instead immediately grabbed White's f-pawn (70...Kxf5), which would lose against perfect play, but Carlsen granted him another drawing chance two moves later with 72.Rb7. Death Matches were introduced in January 2012. However Black's position was solid and Karjakin defended robustly. !, which leads to mate on the following move. Candidates R13: It's Karjakin or Caruana! Reports have swirled that Putin has been avidly following his progress in the tournament. [2] Carlsen has been world champion since 2013, while Karjakin qualified as challenger by winning the 2016 Candidates Tournament. 52.h4 a2! The tournament will run November 1-December 13, 2020 on Chess.com. Position after 45.Nd1. That’s the price tag for the carmaker’s two-day driving academy at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "Chess-News interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov", FIDE and Agon sign historic media rights with NRK, Moves from Candidates Tournament exclusively shown by approved broadcast partners, ""VM-sjefen bekrefter: - Kampen spilles i New York. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was unable to attend following sanctions from the US Government over his ties with the Syrian regime, but communicated by Skype instead with vice president Gelfer the official FIDE representative (rather than deputy president Makropoulos). Karjakin tried to actively seek counterplay, but Carlsen fended him off and simplified into a winning endgame, earning Karjakin's resignation. The championship, which runs from Nov. 11 until Nov. 30, is back in the U.S. for the first time since 1999. By the fourth round, Carlsen’s advantage as white was clear, and he closed in on the win. The first tie-break game was level throughout, with neither player gaining a significant advantage. Karjakin (White) played 38.Rxc7?, allowing Carlsen to win with 38...Ra1. Due to the tie breaks situation, the only possible tournament winners were Caruana and Karjakin, with the winner of their final game also the winner of the tournament. for the final sudden death game, 5 minutes for white pieces, 4 minutes for black pieces, no increment for the first 60 moves, 3 seconds increment per move starting at the move 61 (3.7.3). Recently, Sevian played in the Junior Speed Chess Championship, making it to the quarter finals. March 1, 2016: Agon announce that the city will be. [49][52], Both players repeated the classical Ruy Lopez opening from Game 2, but this time White went with the main line 6.Re1. The game was drawn after 94 moves. Karjakin eventually decided to trade queens and enter an inferior endgame. Their most recent encounter was at the July 2016 Bilbao Chess Masters double round-robin tournament, where Carlsen won one game while the other was drawn. 20...Nxf2+ forces White to either accept a draw or a worse endgame: either 21.Kg2 Nh4+ 22.Kg1 (22.gxh4? The Speed Chess Championship will attempt to work with all the top players and their busy travel schedules to determine each match date, but you can trust the semifinals and finals will be announced far in advance. Several forced exchanges later, the game entered an opposite-color bishop endgame where White was a pawn up, but could make no progress. With his victory, Nakamura now becomes the only player in Speed Chess Championship history to win the event twice, though GM Magnus Carlsen did emerge victorious in the SCC's predecessor, the 2016 Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship, and won the inaugural Speed Chess Championship against Nakamura. Once again Carlsen had forced drawing lines at his disposal, but chose to play for a win. [42] Karjakin noted the media appeared more surprised about Carlsen's opening choice than he himself was, and indicated that perhaps move 27 was Carlsen's last chance to make something of the game. A mainline was followed until Carlsen retreated his rook only to e2 on move 10, upon which Karjakin thought for nearly half an hour. ... 2016 at 1:46 pm . [68], Game 12 ended in a very short draw, the shortest of the match under standard time controls. He played 38...Ne7 with less than two minutes on his clock, against Karjakin's 25 minutes. Indeed, in the past, Carlsen won the first two Chess.com Speed Championship finals in 2016 and 2017 by beating old foe Nakamura – and after a two-year hiatus where Nakamura clinched the 2018 and 2019 titles, many thought the world champion’s main incentive for taking part this year was to act as a spoiler to his long-time rival and now fellow chess influencer, just to deny him a trifecta of … [26], After his victory in the Candidates Tournament 2016, Karjakin was scheduled to play in the Norway Chess event in April with a head-to-head game against Carlsen on tap, but cancelled his appearance, citing fatigue from the Candidates victory. All other games were drawn, leaving the match at a 6–6 tie, so tie breaks decided the match. The 2020 Speed Chess Championship Main Event is a knockout tournament among 16 of the best grandmasters in the world who will play for a $100,000 prize fund, double the amount of last year. In the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, Carlsen routed Nakamura, 18-9, for the title. [54], In this topsy-turvy game, Karjakin equalized easily out of the opening (a Giuoco Piano) and seized the initiative in a complicated middlegame. Position after 16...Rc8. The game developed into a sharp middlegame when Karjakin played 18. [77] The next decisive classical game was at Norway Chess 2017, with Carlsen winning.[78]. Candidates R06: Anand beats Svidler, Aronian wins, "Opprørt over Carlsens VM-motstander: - Det er respektløst", "Carlsens VM-utfordrer med uventet trekk: - Jeg er litt overrasket", "Carlsen etter ny knusende seier: – Spillet blir bedre dag for dag", "The World Chess Championship comes to New York City! We Test-drove a Microwave Meal-Delivery Service. Carlsen eventually overpressed with 35.c5?, going down two pawns for almost no compensation. 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