Day: November 18, 2014

  • WCC2014-8: Draw! Zzzzzzzzzz!

    Today’s eighth game for the World Chess Championship was perhaps the most uneventful encounter with only a few moments of tension. However it wasn’t the draw that was necessarily evoking boredom. It was the posture of world champion Magnus Carlsen sleeping at the board that was captured in countless photos…

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  • WCC2014-7: Tortuous battle drawn in 122 moves

    Game seven battle almost broke a record for moves played in a world championship match. Photo by Vladimir Barsky. A lot has been made of Magnus Carlsen’s youth in this match against the middle-aged Viswanathan Anand. Perhaps too much is being made of this, but today’s game would put these…

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