World Championship Round 10: Game Analysis

World Championship Round 10: Game Analysis

RLH2
GM RLH2
Nov 24, 2016, 8:34 PM |
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While I enjoyed my Thanksgiving feast (thanks Dad!), Magnus Carlsen feasted on a blunder by Sergey Karjakin to even the score of the World Championship at 5-5. While many were texting, tweeting, etc. about Karjakin's failure to "immediately draw" with Nxf2+, it wasn't as clear cut as people made it out to be. However, there's no question that his subpar time management in the opening caused the challenger to speed up at the wrong time, thus missing his tactical opportunity. After that Carlsen made him suffer until he finally cracked under pressure. Now Magnus is back in the driver's seat with just two games remaining.

I'm still floored, and I'm not sure if it was because of the blunder of the excessively large meal I ate. Enjoy the analysis, and look forward to game 11 on Saturday!