WCC R10: Magnus Carlsen 16th World Champion!

11.22.13 Magnus Carlsen has become the 16th World Chess Champion after Game 10 in his match with Vishwanathan Anand ended in a sixty-five move draw. The game was a dynamic one in which Carlsen spurned a triple-repeat draw on at least two occasions. In his words, "As long as there was no risk I thought I should try to win it." He added, "It was a nice fight and a worthy end to the match."

Anand plays the Sicilian Defense in Game 10 of the World Chess Championship Match. Magnus Carlsen held the champion to a draw and claimed the title with a final match score of 6.5-3.5.

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Total
Vishy Anand 2775 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 0 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 3.5
Magnus Carlsen 2870 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 6.5

The match is over an a new World Champion has been crowned!

Game 10 was an incredible fight indicative of Carlsen's style of play and fighting spirit. He tacitly declined two triple-repeat draws with 22. a4 and 45. Nf6+. Considering he only needed half a point to win the title this might seem like a strange strategy. Longtime Kasparov associate Mig Greengard Tweeted, "Nf6+ might seem deranged but Carlsen doesn't care, he just plays." And with 47. Nxh6, IM Lawrence Trent commenting on the official broadcast website added, "He's risking everything." As has happened many times in this match, the moves Carlsen made were not always clear to IM and GM commentators. However, after Carlsen's plan had eventually revealed itself, puzzled looks and admonitions turned into an incredulity about how he turns seemingly bland, drawn positions into razor sharp ones with winning chances. The new World Champion was humbled after the game stating, "I'm honored to play the match with (Anand). I hope he will be in the Candidates (tournament)."

The now former World Champion Anand said the game was a microcosm of the entire match. He gave full credit to Carlsen saying, "He dominated," and, "My mistakes didn't happen by themselves."

Vale Magnus Oen Carlsen!

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Regardless of the match situation. Each game began and ended with a handshake.

Match commentators got a kick out of this unorthodox pose from the challenger.

The Norway Lounge moments before it erupted with applause for their new World Champion.

All the games of the Match can be found here.

Official Match Website

Official Schedule

Time control is 40 moves in 2 hours followed by 20 moves in 1 hour then 15 minutes for the remainder of the game with a 30 second increment beginning on move 61.

Times are on the east coast of the U.S.

11.07.2013 Opening Ceremony 5:30 A.M.
11.09.2013 Game 1 4:30 A.M.
11.10.2013 Game 2 4:30 A.M.
11.11.2013 Rest Day
11.12.2013 Game 3 4:30 A.M.
11.13.2013 Game 4 4:30 A.M.
11.14.2013 Rest Day
11.15.2013 Game 5 4:30 A.M.
11.16.2013 Game 6 4:30 A.M.
11.17.2013 Rest Day
11.18.2013 Game 7 4:30 A.M.
11.19.2013 Game 8 4:30 A.M.
11.20.2013 Rest Day
11.21.2013 Game 9 4:30 A.M.
11.22.2013 Game 10 4:30 A.M.
11.23.2013 Rest Day
11.24.2013 Game 11 4:30 A.M.
11.25.2013 Rest Day
11.26.2013 Game 12 4:30 A.M.
11.27.2013 Rest Day
11.28.2013 Tie Break Games To be decided
11.29.2013 Closing Ceremony To be decided


Dan.absolutely prompt and beyond superb coverage of this match.thank you.roger

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