Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 1 – reside! | Sport
During the build-up there was quite a few hypothesis about how Carlsen and Caruana were coaching, and a selected focal point on what openings they’ve been running on. According to rumors, Caruana can have been getting some further assist from a small US-based site referred to as Chessable, which focuses on coaching chess openings. The Guardian approached Leon Watson from Chessable however he refused to present the rest away. “Obviously we have to keep the names of our users very secret,” he stated. “It is very important to all chess players, not just grandmasters, to keep secret what their opening choices are because they don’t want the opposition to be able to prepare for them. However, one thing I can say is that we do have players of every level using the site.”
Caruana blunders with 17. Nf6!
Just spoke to the British grandmaster and commentator Daniel King, who runs the preferred PowerPlayChess channel on YouTube. He was once intrigued by means of Caruana’s 10. Nh2, the place Qd2 is the extra not unusual transfer, and says whilst he regards the placement as degree that ‘it is great for the match that the position is opening up so quickly, giving both sides a chance to attack’.
Game 1 is beneath method!
Good afternoon from a somewhat chaotic media room in Holborn, which unsurprisingly, is ruled by means of Norwegian reporters. Just been chatting with Bernt Brennevann from the NTB company, who tells me he is only one of 15 journalists from Norway right here to hide the Carlsen fit, which is being coated at the major TV channel within the nation. Also briefly popped into the present store, which has some somewhat risque choices. Make a transfer, someone?
The press room is now so busy it’s status room most effective. Meanwhile, the actor Woody Harrelson has headed into the construction dressed in a swimsuit and a mild blue beanie hat. If the rumors are proper he’ll be making the primary transfer.