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Carlsen – Caruana 2018 game 7 LIVE!

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Hello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA). In this live blog + live games from WCC 2018 we will be covering the event Carlsen – Caruana with the latest news, developments, interviews, and in-game details.

The most important feature here will be the lines of analysis by Lc0 – the open Neural Network, and the TCEC champion Stockfish running on a Super Computer of 128 cores.

 

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Current move eval: Move 10: Lc0 +0.50 , SF[128] +0.33

Update 16:10 CET

Magnus Carlsen deviates, instead of 10. Rd1 (the main line) now he deviates 10. Nd2. Caruana goes for immediate Qd8

Lc0 +0.50: 11. Nf3 Qa5 12. Rd1 Be7 13. Be2 Ne4 14. cxd5 Nxc3 15. bxc3 exd5 16. O-O Bf6 17. c4 Be6 18. Bg5 dxc4 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20. Bxc4 Qc5 21. Rc1 Qxa3 22. Qe4 Qe7 23. Bb5 a5 24. Bxc6 bxc6 25. Nd4 a4

SF128 +0.33: 11. Nf3 Qa5 12. Rd1 Be7 13. Be2 Ne4 14. cxd5 Nxc3 15. bxc3 exd5 16. O-O h6 17. a4 Rd8 18. Rb1 Bd6 19. Bxd6 Rxd6 20. Rfc1 Rb8 21. h3 Qc7 22. Bd3 Qe7 23. Nd4 Bd7 24. Qa2 Ne5 25. Bf1 Nc6 26. a5 Nxd4 27. cxd4 Bf5 28. Rb5 Be4 29. Rbc5 Rc6 30. a6 Rxc5 31. Rxc5 bxa6 32. Qxa6 Rb6 33. Qa1 Rb8

Update 16:03 CET

The game is on, following game 2 opening 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 * , replay the key moments of game 2 here

Update 15:30 CET

Game 6 of the World Chess Championship was Carlsen’s 11th consecutive draw. Besides the 6 games at the WCC, he also drew his last five games of the European Club Cup. In quite a few of these games, Carlsen was against the ropes.

In this World Championship match he is not in a must-win situation. Six more consecutive draws will lead him to a tiebreak, where he has proven superior in faster time controls. Caruana, on the other hand, is gaining confidence with every game and may already be hungry for a win.

Update 15:15 CET

Caruana is cruising safely so far with the black pieces thanks to solid home preparation. If Carlsen wants to take this match, he might need to go for slightly riskier openings. The early queen exchange that looked like fireworks was really just a few moves excitement that allows black to equalize early on.

Will we see 1. d4 today or another repeat of a theoretical battle?

Update 15:00 CET

One hour is left to the start of game 7 of the World Chess Championship match between Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen. This is the first game after the halftime of the match. With the score equal 3-3 Magnus Carlsen will have the white pieces for a second consecutive game.

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