Carlsen – Caruana 2018 game 6 LIVE!

photo by Niki RigaHello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of the 2018 World Chess Championship match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA). In this live blog + live games from WCC 2018 we will be covering the event Carlsen – Caruana with the latest news, developments, interviews, and in-game details.

The most important feature here will be the lines of analysis by Lc0 – the open Neural Network, and the TCEC champion Stockfish running on a Super Computer of 128 cores.


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Current move eval: Move 10: Lc0 +0.12 , SF[128] +0.05

Update 16:10

Carlsen plays the line by Lc0 and queens are exchanged. The speed at which they are playing suggests this is all preparation.

Update 16:05

6… Nc6 is novelty at top level chess for humans. An early one! Interesting line here is suggested by Lc0 7. Nd5 Nd4 8. Nxe7 Nxe2 9. Nd5 Nd4 10. Na3 Ne6 11. f3 N4c5 12. d4 Nd7

Full Lc0 line: 7. Nd5 Nd4 8. Nxe7 Nxe2 9. Nd5 Nd4 10. Na3 Ne6 11. f3 N4c5 12. d4 Nd7 13. c3 c6 14. Nf4 Nb6 15. Kf2 Nxf4 16. Bxf4 Be6 17. c4 g6 18. b3 Bg7 19. Nc2 Bf5 20. Ne3 Bxd4 21. Rd1 Bc5 22. g4 Be6 23. Bxd6 Nd7 24. Bxc5 Nxc5 25. Bd3 Nxd3+ 26. Rxd3 Rd8 27. Rxd8+ Kxd8 28. Ng2 h5 29. Nf4 Bd7 30. g5 Re8 31. h4 Bf5 32. Ne2 Kc7 33. Rd1 a5 34. Nc3

Update 16:03

Today we have Petroff on the board, the main weapon of Fabiano Caruana. They played the same opening this summer at the Sinquefield Cup, replay the game here. A long positional fight ahead

Update 15:30

So far with Carlsen on the white side we saw English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto in game 2 and Queen’s Gambit Declined in game 4. Carlsen always downplays his opening preparation. The fact is he is extremely well prepared and will look today for an opening advantage early on.

Update 15:00

Welcome to the live coverage of the Carlsen – Caruana match. Five draws so far, but all is going to change soon. The day of the two consecutive white’s has come. As per the rules, whoever started the match with black will have two consecutive whites in games 5 and 6 and will finish the match with black too. Carlsen’s team certainly have prepared for this a sharper, more interesting and more surprising line. Is Caruana ready to counter the home preparation of Carlsen? So far the American has been extremely solid with the black pieces, one would say he is more comfortable than playing white.

More: Caruana – Carlsen game 1 / Carlsen – Caruana game 2 / Caruana – Carlsen game 3 / Carlsen – Caruana game 4 / Caruana – Carlsen game 5

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