Magnus Carlsen had a doubtful look on his face when it dawned on him what had occurred. Ian Nepomniachtchi has now made some essential blunder in two of his three losses. Sport 9, a decisive encounter for the Russian, was no totally different. Carlsen took the benefit of a mind fade from Nepomniachtchi to win and basically seal his victory within the 14 recreation collection. The scores at present are 6-3 in favor of the champion and a mathematical risk is all that continues to be with the challenger.
Carlsen's first win in the world chess championship, which happened to be one of the longest ever chess games was due to Nepomniachtchi's blunder. However, Carlsen's second victory, when each gamers had been on largely equal footing, was all the way down to a severe blunder by his Russian counterpart. Sport 9 although took the cake when it got here to the fixed recreation defining errors that Nepomniachtchi has made via this collection.
British champion David Howell on Chess24's feed mentioned,“You work a whole lifetime for one shot and this is what happens on the biggest scene. He's probably never blundered like this in his whole career. It's just so sad.”
Ian additionally made some uncharacteristic errors on the finish: Magnus Carlsen
“I feel it's the stress for positive. And likewise that Ian might be a bit extra vulnerable to blundering than another opponent. However, it occurred to Vishy as nicely (within the 2013 world title match). He additionally made some uncharacteristic errors on the finish. Strain will get to all people,” mentioned Carlsen after the match in his publish match presser.
Later Nepomniachtchi revealed that he didn't even comprehend it was doable to make a blunder from that place. If you look closely, the very subsequent transfer that Carlsen performed (27.C6) was the successful transfer. However, one which the challenger didn't even realize was on the desk till it was performed.
The next game, Sport 10 of the World Chess Championship takes place at the Dubai Expo centre on Wednesday.
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