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Magnus Carlsen is World Champion once more after winning tie break!

by Tendai Mubayiwa
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The FIDE World Chess Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana is now over.It was a demolition job from Carlsen in the tie-break where Carlsen was completely unstoppable winning 3-0.
After missing a draw in the first game, Caruana had some chances earlier on in the second game but after his overly aggressive c5, his position went from promising to troubling and Carlsen was now going for the King.
There was good reason to doubt Carlsen after all the classical games of the World Championship Match were tied but in the tie-break he ran away with the title after enterprising play from him earlier on. Carlsen set the pace early early where he seemed to surprise Caruana with his e4 move in a line of the English Opening.
Caruana will be very disappointed after this. He did incredibly well to match Carlsen in the first 12 games but Carlsen was on another level in the Rapid.
In the second game Caruana did well to build a good position but one move completely changed the evaluation of the game and the ending was disastrous for him.

Only needing to draw the third game, Carlsen played very solidly with a vice like grip over the d5 square. It was always going to be difficult for Caruana to break through. In a must win situation Caruana went for broke and paid dearly for it, losing by a masive 0-3 margin.

Here are the games:

Game 1 of the tie break

Magnus Carlsen – Fabiano Caruana

Game 2 of the tiebreak

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen

Game 3 of the tie-break

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Commiserations to challenger Fabiano Caruana for his campaign.
to Magnus Carlsen. He reigns supreme once more. #Chess #CarlsenCaruana2018Here is the press conference after the tie-break

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