Friday September 25, 2020

Chess with Sam Collins

Magnus Carlsen v Sergey Karjakin

18th December, 2016

World Championship, 2016

Despite losing the playoffs, the challenger Sergey Karjakin performed excellently and drew first blood in his World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. Perhaps frustrated by seven draws and poor form, Carlsen took too many risks.

A very rare choice, aiming for a playable and unexplored position. Karjakin responds confidently and well, obtaining a sound position.

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