The Guardian : world chess championship 2018
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World Chess to issue digital tokens in stock market flotation  19h47 21 novembre
Jasper Jolly
Company that ran World Chess Championships wants to cash in on game’s online popularityThe company that ran the World Chess Championships plans to issue a cryptocurrency-like digital token ahead of a stock market float in London as it tries to cash in the growing popularity of the game online.World...
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Magnus Carlsen’s tense victory sends interest in chess soaring  07h00 01 décembre
Caroline Davies
Intensity of championship and ease of watching the game online is bringing it to a wider audienceNot since the 1972 cold war showdown between the US grandmaster Bobby Fischer and his Russian rival Boris Spassky has chess been so high profile.This week’s tie-break, which saw the world No 1, 27-year...
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Chess: Magnus Carlsen set fair for a further reign as world champion  16h39 30 novembre
Leonard Barden
The Norwegian saw off the threat of Fabiano Caruana and looks stronger than any potential 2020 challengersMagnus Carlsen retaining the crown on tie-break was always one of the likely ways for the world championship to end, but it was the 12 straight draws with Fabiano Caruana in the classical games...
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Magnus Carlsen beats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess crown  20h57 28 novembre
Sean Ingle
Deadlock finally broken after nearly three weeksNorwegian seals third successful defence of title For 20 days the world’s two best grandmasters sat in a soundproof studio in central London, with only a chessboard, their thoughts, and each other for company. But finally, after 15 games, 773 moves...
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Carlsen defeats Caruana to retain World Chess Championship in tie-breakers - as it happened  18h36 28 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen retains world title after winning first three rapid gamesCaruana says he looks forward to making another bid for title 7.31pm GMT That’s all for today. Be sure to check out Sean Ingle’s report of today’s finale and thanks for following along for the past three weeks. See you in 2020 ...
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The Guardian view on the World Chess Championship: not just a popularity contest Editorial  18h43 27 novembre
Editorial
The game has regained its popularity thanks to the rise of Asian giants and the world wide webThe World Chess Championship match between the title-holder, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, and his American challenger, Fabiano Caruana will finally be decided tomorrow, after a three-week struggle in which...
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Magnus Carlsen surprises Fabiano Caruana with draw offer in Game 12 - as it happened  19h35 26 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen offers draw in Game 12 after 31 moves and three hoursBest-of-12-games contest deadlocked at 6-all after 12 drawsWorld championship to be settled Wednesday in tie-breaker 7.35pm GMT Here’s Bryan’s report off today’s game, which you can replay below. Be sure to join us on Wednesday for minute...
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Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana head to tie-breaker after Game 12 draw  19h16 26 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Clash goes to tie-breaker after Game 12 draw - as it happenedBest-of-12-games championship match ends in 6-all deadlockCarlsen to play as white to open tie-break after drawing of lotsThe world championship battle between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will be decided in a quickfire tie-breaker...
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Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana play to quiet Game 11 draw - as it happened  19h20 24 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen and Caruana play to quiet 55-move draw in Game 11Best-of-12-games contest deadlocked at 5 -all after 11 drawsCarlsen admits nerves after Game 10 (move-by-move report) 6.16pm GMT Here’s Bryan’s report off today’s game, which you can replay below. Adds Carlsen during the post-game press...
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Magnus Carlsen plays it safe in fizzling Game 11 draw with Fabiano Caruana  19h07 24 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen and Caruana play to 55-move draw -as it happenedBest-of-12-games match knotted at 5 -all after 11 drawsCarlsen on opening surprise: I just decided to shut it down’The penultimate scheduled contest of Magnus Carlsen’s world championship title defense against Fabiano Caruana fizzled out...
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Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana play to thrilling Game 10 draw - as it happened  22h23 22 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen and Caruana play to 54-move draw in 5hr 19minBest-of-12-games match knotted at 5-all after 10 draws 10.23pm GMT Here’s Bryan’s report off today’s game, which you can replay below. Be sure to join us on Saturday for minute-by-minute coverage of Game 11. 8.43pm GMT I think at some point I...
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Magnus Carlsen admits nerves after high-wire draw with Fabiano Caruana  22h13 22 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen and Caruana play to 54-move draw - as it happenedBest-of-12-games title match knotted at 5-all after 10 drawsMagnus Carlsen confessed to nerves after holding on for a high-wire draw with Fabiano Caruana on Thursday in the marathon 10th game of their world championship showdown, which left...
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Magnus Carlsen misses winning chance in Game 9 draw with Fabiano Caruana - as it happened  20h12 21 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen and Caruana play to 58-move draw in Game 9 of title matchBest-of-12-games match still deadlocked at 4 -all after nine drawsCarlsen’s impatient 25. h5 allows Caruana to hold for peaceful resultThe World Chess Championship is thrilling. But where are the women? 2.45pm GMT Related: Magnus...
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I blew it’: Bruised Magnus Carlsen rues Game 9 draw with Fabiano Caruan  20h08 21 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen misses winning chance in Game 9 - as it happened No concussion’: Carlsen’s physician downplays eye injuryBest-of-12-games match knotted at 4 -all after nine drawsA freshly bruised Magnus Carlsen came dangerously close to landing a decisive blow in Wednesday’s ninth game of his tightly...
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Magnus Carlsen saves draw as Fabiano Caruana falters in Game 8 - as it happened  20h14 19 novembre
Bryan Armen Graham
Carlsen saves 38-move draw from unpleasant position in Game 8Rueful Carlsen way too soft’ in Game 7 (full move-by-move recap) 8.14pm GMT Eight straight draws and a 4-all deadlock. Will Wednesday finally be the day for a decisive result? We’ll soon find out. Be sure to join us then for more minute...