World Championship 2016 - Game 9 Critical Move

Nov 24, 2016, 1:42 PM |

After losing game 8, the world champion was close to losing game 9 and practically the match. Carlsen defended well against Karjakin attack and just escaped with a draw. 

The critical move was move 39 before the time control, when Karjakin played the spectacular Bxf7. Instead Qb3 first, followed by the bishop sacrfiice would have been much stronger.

For the complete game and more analysis, several videos are already posted online. In addition to the after-game conference with Carlsen and Karjakin analyzing their game. If you would like to get notified about future posts, please subscribe here.