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Every Russian Schoolboy Knows - Endgame Curiosities - Part 3

Opening: D24, C54:

Player(s): Narayanan, Frolyanov, Carlsen, Karjakin

Video 3 takes the viewer back to the second Rapid game from the 2016 World Championship match between Carlsen and Karjakin. The defending Champion had an overwhelming advantage of the two bishops versus challenger's rook, and looked certain to win. However, despite being very low on time Karjakin managed to save the game. That, and some other monumental defensive efforts earned Sergey a moniker of 'Minister of Defense', while the importance of the game was somewhat overshadowed by Carlsen winning the next two to retain his title. Now, it is time to answer the question, was White winning? One obscure game from the recent Aeroflot Open could have come to the near same position...

Teacher's library (655) D24 C54 Narayanan Frolyanov Carlsen Karjakin endgame

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