A new error from Russian aspirant Ian Nepomniachtchi delivered the victory in the eleventh departure to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, who retained for the fourth time his crown of world champion chess, with a score of 7.5 to 3.5 points that puts a premature ending To the meeting of Dubai without exhausting the 14 games he was agreed.
Carlsen, who snatched the world title to Indian Viswanathan anand in 2013, has already defended him successfully four times: in front of Anand himself in 2014, against the Russian Sergey Karjakin in 2016, against the Fabian American Caruana in 2018 and now against Nepo, The rickeous rival of the four that the champion has had opposite with the title at stake.
In addition to providing a prize of 1.2 million euros (60 percent of the total envelope of the meeting), its overwhelming victory over Russian will extend Carlsen's reign at least until 2023, when he will have to face the winner of the tournament of next March candidates.
With an adverse score from 6.5 to 3.5 After 10 games, Nepo needed this Friday, at least, escape a new defeat at the eleventh game to prevent the World Cup ending prematurely without the need to exhaust the scheduled fourteen. It was also an opportunity to cling, with whites, the last ray of hope. The challenge was gigantic: win three of the four games left in the program to force the tiebreaker.
Expectation was maximum for checking what recipe the Russian team had prepared in the day of Thursday's rest. The Spanish opening had not given any results to the aspirant, nor did the English effect that rehearsed in the ninth game, in which a clamorous failure cost him the game.
Nepo did not give his arm to twist in his first movement. He opened with a pawn of King, but instead of the Spanish He now elected the Italian opening, a quiet option with perspectives that the game could be encouraged mediated the game.
During 22 movements there was nothing new. Positional equality persisted, but once again, in a quiet panorama, no risks for any side, the catastrophe occurred: the Russian played 23.g3, allowing Carlsen to delay the white king through a simple quality delivery (tower per piece Minor) that gave way to an irresistible attack with lady and tower entering with lethal effects on the undisclafed flank of white king.
"For anyone who has eyes this is a real disaster (for Nepo)," he said in Grand Master Dutch Anish Giri. "I do not see any defense," observed Viswanathan Anand.
It was Nepomniachti's third odd error since he succumbed in the sixth game, the longest in the history of the world (almost eight hours and 136 movements), which fed his black legend of fragile player that collapses after a defeat.
The outcome of the eleventh was not immediate. Carlsen went down his guard and did not get succeeded with the best plays, but his slightly imprecision did nothing but prolong the agony of Nepo, who was discussed in an end of Torres with a pawn-and past - waiting for a champion error forgive life.
Carlsen saved him an immediate defeat but had no mercy with his adversary, who inflicted a slow death. Nepo surrendered in the play 49.
The Norwegian, who prepared this World Cup in Sancti Petri (Spain), will be able to relax now and still arrive fresh to the World Championship and Lightning that will be played in Warsaw the last week of this year, after the resignation of Kazakhstan by a pandemic.Date Of Update: 10 December 2021, 17:58