Carlsen drew the ninth game of the match at chess with Karjakin

Contender for the title of world chess champion Russian Sergey Karjakin and the current holder of the title to the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen drew the ninth game of the match for the world chess crown in new York, writes

In the ninth installment of the white piece were the Russian grandmaster. In the end Karjakin had the advantage of one pawn, but it was not implemented. He has long shied away from Carlsen offer the exchange of Queens and in the end agreed to a draw on the 74th move. The party lasted about five and a half hours.

After nine games the score in the match 5:4 in favor of the Russians. The previous game he had Carlsen won with black. It was the first game of the match not ended in a draw.

The next party will be held on Thursday, November 24. The white pieces and the first move will be at Carlsen, which is necessary for the remaining three games to eliminate the gap by winning at least one game and never lost.

At a press conference after the game the Norwegian said: «I’m just glad I wasn’t lost in the ninth game. I’m not very well-acted, but in the end he could concede. My situation is not very favorable, but I just have to win one of the party of three, and I can work it in».

Match for the world championship consists of 12 games with classical time control. If according to their results in equality, the participants of the match will hold the tie-break. The players will play parties with the truncated control of time, then, if necessary, will be held the blitz and the so-called Armageddon — minimeeting in which the chess player, the white player will have five minutes for four of the enemy, but obliged to win.

The tie-break, if needed, will be held November 30.

For 26-year-old Karjakin is the first match for the world chess crown. Carlsen is the reigning world champion, last year he beat Indian Viswanathan Anand.

Karjakin was born in Simferopol in 1990 year and up to July 2009 (19 years) represented Ukraine. Then received Russian citizenship and began to play under the flag of this country.

Carlsen drew the ninth game of the match at chess with Karjakin 24.11.2016

Ноябрь 24th, 2016 by
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