World Championship Round 8: Game Analysis

World Championship Round 8: Game Analysis

RLH2
GM RLH2
Nov 21, 2016, 4:17 PM |
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WOW! Karjakin at first accepts passivity, then obtains an edge after overeager Carlsen play. Sergey's advantage becomes huge after Carlsen played 35. c5?, but then Karjakin returns the advantage when he erred with 37...Qd3? in time trouble. Carlsen tried to press, perhaps not realizing the pawn-up ending was not about quantity of pawns but about their quality. Carlsen made his final mistake with 51. Qe6?? and Karjakin made him pay. Sergey Karjakin unexpectedly takes a 4.5-3.5 lead!

Wow. Just wow!