World No. 1 Mr Unbreakable

The tenth round has just been played at the World Rapid Chess Championship 2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Today was the second day of the event with five rounds. Both Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin had gone into the second day’s play as joint leaders. They met in the tenth round for a slugfest of ideas. A total of 10 rounds have been played. Five more rounds would be played in Sunday to crown the World Rapid Chess Champion. Here is the super Carlsen-Karjakin game from Round 10.

Magnus Carlsen – Sergey Karjakin

Result: 1-0
Site: Astana
Date: 2012.07.07
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