There are two things that come to mind after the dramatic fight that led Carlsen to win today's game: first off, if Carlsen will be the victor of the match, Karjakin will be haunted by games 9 and 10 for a very long time; in game 9 the Russian former prodigy had a real chance to close the match, and he missed it, allowing the World Champion to hold the draw; today, at move 10, Karjakin had a pristine chance to draw the game by repetition, but he chose to play on and try to win the game. Almost seven hours and 75 moves of struggle, with the chess engines going up and down like it was a true rollercoaster and the people kibitzing furiously announcing draw, win for white or black, and changing their mind almost after every move. This is going to be remembered as one of the most amazing games ever played in a World Championship Match. Magnus Carlsen has shown once again that he can be out of form, not playing at his best, but his resilience and willfulness - together with an immense talent - can and will make the difference. Never give up, that's it. GM Ronen Har-Zvi analyzes the most important moments of this unbelievable game in his excellent GOTD video.
Tomorrow is a rest day. Game 11, with Karjakin playing white, starts November the 26th at 2PM EST.
Here is a 5-minute preview of GM Ronen Har-Zvi's analysis of the game.
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