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World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 4

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Some controversy sparked just before the uneventful game, as a clip showing Fabiano’s daily activities was briefly uploaded to YouTube. The clip contained a few shots of a laptop screen showing openings research. The clip was taken down and it’s unclear if Carlsen’s team extracted any insight from it.

World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 3

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Another day, another draw after 49 moves. Caruana and Carlsen repeated the Rossolimo Variation from their first game.

World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 2

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano was clearly in charge, but Carlsen successfully maneuvered for a draw.

World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 1

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

The first match was a grueling marathon that lasted 7 hours, and although Carlsen had the advantage, he wasn’t able to convert it to a win.

Svetozar Gligorić Transatlantic Cup: UT Dallas wins!

Opening Ceremony-UT Dallas

At the same time that Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen played that marathon-length game, 16 students from The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) took on their counterparts from the University of Belgrade. The Svetozar Gligorić Transatlantic Cup is played via the Internet Chess Club and the games are available here. The Svetozar Gligorić Transatlantic Cup is an annual fall tradition. This year, the 13th in the series, UT Dallas won 12.5 to 3.5. Wins count as one point, draws as .5 points each. In this year’s match, UT Dallas lost only one game, drew five games, and won 10 games. A big improvement for UT Dallas from last year, which was an 8-8 tie!

Myths and unknowns about chess and the contenders for the World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

If Fabiano Caruana wins the World Chess Championship match against champion Magnus Carlsen this month, he will be the first American to hold the championship title since Bobby Fischer won it in 1972. The match between Caruana, age 26, and Carlsen, age 27, of Norway, takes place in London, England, from Nov. 9 to 28.