World Championship 2018 Game 7: Don Fabi's Queen's Gambit impossible to crack
When a World Championship is played and games are ending in draws there are two types of spectators. The first one keeps shouting on top of their voice that it's a boring match and refuse to look thoroughly at the games. The most important thing for them is the decisive results. But there is a second group of chess players, much more serious in my opinion, who understand that the World Championship match is a fight between two of the most competent players in the world of chess and hence draws are of course very natural. What the serious student tries to do, is to study the games in great detail, learn from these masters and absorb the ideas in their own games. If you too would like to do that, then here's the detailed analysis of game 7 of the match by IM Sagar Shah.
After the first half of the match things look pretty even. Magnus Carlsen missed a win in the first game of the match, while Caruana missed the full point in the sixth. Until now, neither Carlsen or Caruana have been able to pose their opponent with any problems when they have the white pieces. With Carlsen having the second white in a row, people hoped that things would be different. However, it was not to be. White struggled to get an edge and the game ended in a draw.
Overview of the game
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Analysis by IM Sagar Shah
Analysis by Daniel King:
Live Commentary by Niklesh Jain in Hindi
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