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World Chess Championship
« on: November 26, 2018, 10:55:14 AM »
Round 12 going on in London right now:
https://worldchess.com/tournament/11/pairing/22381?event=5&tour=131

Carlsen and Caruana are likely going to tiebreaker games, different variations of speed chess.

Caruana has been well prepared, but Carlsen, the defending champion, is a strong middle game player.
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Re: World Chess Championship
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 11:53:57 AM »
Carlsen and Caruana are both young geniuses and prodigies, but unfortunately, they're cancelling each other out for the most part. Most of the games tend to finish in opposite-square Bishops and pawn endings, leading to a draw by agreement. Not bad, I guess, but only chess purists will appreciate it. Karpov vs Kasparov or Kramnik vs Anand used to turn out very differently. The commentators say game 12, in process, is going to have a definite result. Let's see. White has 2 Bishops against Black's Bishop and Knight. Queen and Rooks are on.

Otherwise, the position looks about equal. White has a slight edge.
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