Chess: Magnus Carlsen against Fabiano Caruana – the likely strategies

Carlsen’s two successive halfway Whites may play a key role in whether the Norwegian world No 1 retains his crown Magnus Carlsen began with the black pieces when game one of the Norwegian’s €1m, 12-game world championship defence against his US challenger, Fabiano Caruana, started on Friday. Saturday’s second game, with Carlsen White, gets under way at 3pm at The College, Southampton Row, Holborn. Spectator tickets for the first two games are sold out, but $20 for the entire match at the official website buys video of the game in progress and commentary by the all-time No 1 woman, Judit Polgar. Continue reading...

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