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Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen, Game 1, World Championship 2018, London
Game 1, World Championship 2018, London
The opening game of the World Championship match featured plenty of drama. Magnus Carlsen played wonderfully and gained a clearly winning position with the black pieces, but made errors converting his advantage (something which has crept into his play over the last few seasons, and was visible in the match against Sergei Karjakin) and allowed Fabiano Caruana to save the game with tenacious defence.
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