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We’ve had some great entertainment over the past twenty days with some amazing games from two great chess players, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, in the World Championship match. The former successfully retained his title after the tense tie-break games. If you missed the tie-break games, you can find them here.
Now sit back and relax, as we’ll see this 20-day journey summarized by 20 interesting, cool and funny photos.
#1 – The players after drawing colours (photo: Albert Silver)
#2 – A disappointed Carlsen extending his hand to Karjakin after missing a win in Game-3
#3 – Carlsen stretched out on the couch, while Karjakin is locked in thought, during Game-4
#4 – Fabiano Caruana’s tweet, acknowledging Karjakin’s defensive skills
#5 – Karjakin looks like he has won a free mountain bike, while Carlsen looks like his crush won’t text him back.
#6 – The first decisive game of the WC match, Game-8
#7 – Carlsen feeling the pressure during Game-8: “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown….”
#8 – That’s probably how Magnus Carlsen’s fans would have reacted to Game-8
#9 – Especially fans from India, who woke to this surprising turn of events
#10 – The tweets by Nakamura, Howell, Giri and Short say it all!
#11 – A frustrated Magnus Carlsen has left and did not attend the press conference
#12 – A photo edit by a chess fan, Bobby Fiske, before Game-9, saying: “The World Champion is fighting for his chess life!”
#13 – The second decisive game of the WC match, Game-10, where Carlsen levelled the score
#14 – Chess is brutal! The first crack in Karjakin’s World Championship dream
#15 – A happy Carlsen, and sad Karjakin, after Game-10
#16 – Magnus Carlsen’s cool pose during Game-11
#17 – Fabiano Caruana was surprised that Carlsen did not even try to capitalize on his White game (Game-12) but went directly for the tie-breaks
#18 – The winning moment – 50.Qh6+ is the way to wrap up the best possible (Carlsen’s) birthday gift!
#19 – The crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to Magnus Carlsen – click on the image to watch the video clip.
#20 – Magnus Carlsen with the trophy – enjoying his best birthday!
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