Caruana – Carlsen 2018 game 5 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 1: Lc0 +0.00 , SF[128] +0.00

Update 15:15 CET

There is always the possibility that Caruana tries something different with 1. d4 for example, as this is his last game with white before having twice in a row the black pieces, starting tomorrow. A third option of course is to enter in a theoretical dispute in the English opening that Carlsen employed the other day. To learn more about the English opening see GM Boris Avrikh on Caruana’s approach to 1. c5 e5 here

Update 15:00 CET

Game 5 start in about 1 hour. In the previous two games where Caruana had white we saw Sicilian Rossolimo. Game 1 saw 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Be3 e5 and then 9. O-O. Here Lc0′s suggestion was 9. Qd2 and SF128 suggestion was 9. Qc1. In game 3 they deviated earlier as Caruana went 6. O-O instead of 6. h3.

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

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