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My Road To The World Championship

My Road To The World Championship

What does it take to reach and compete in a world championship match? GM Fabiano Caruana nearly toppled Magnus Carlsen in 2018 and he brings you behind the scenes to demonstrate what it takes to fight for the game's highest crown.

  • Caruana demonstrates an insane slugfest in the Candidates against the 14th world champion Vladimir Kramnik.
  • What is it like to face immediate danger in the first game of the title match?
  • How did Carlsen barely hold on to survive lost positions in two games?
  • What critical moments decided the match?

An Intense Battle With Kramnik: My Road To The World Championship

To reach the FIDE World Championship match, Fabiano Caruana had to win the Candidates Tournament. He took an early lead by winning an astounding game against former champion Vladimir Kramnik.
36 min
5 Challenges

The Match Begins: My Road To The World Championship

A world championship match brings more pressure than any other chess event and Magnus Carlsen applied immediate pressure in the very first game!
31 min
5 Challenges

A Narrow Miss: My Road To The World Championship

In game six, Caruana played brilliantly and reached a technically won position. Could he break through?
32 min
5 Challenges

A Sicilian Slugfest: My Road To The World Championship

In game eight, Fabiano Caruana surprised Magnus Carlsen with a rare, but dangerous opening surprise. Would it be enough?
23 min
5 Challenges

Heartbreak In The Tiebreak: My Road To The World Championship

After 12 draws, the match went into a rapid tiebreak. Fabiano Caruana reveals what it's like to keep up with Magnus Carlsen with the highest stakes.
23 min
5 Challenges

My Road To The World Championship

Master Games
5 Lessons
145 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released November 11, 2021
10,805 Students