It was a loooooooong game on Monday, and not everybody was able to follow the whole game live @home:
@Kimiyachess: “Waking up seeing the results of the position yesterday was like waking up to Trump as president.”
Let’s check some non-English matchtweets about the third game, for a change. Chess is a universal language.
@zeitonlinesport: “Diese Kampfpartie begeistert, weil man Züge sieht, die im Lehrbuch verboten sind. Uli Stock #Schach-WM”.
@Adpresro: “Egalitate în partida III a meciului pentru titlul mondial dintre Magnus Carlsen și Serghei Kariakin… …”
@WiseNow: “การแข่งขันหมากรุกสากลชิงแชมป์โลก Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin เกมที่ 3″.
@Chess_News: “Алексей Дреев: “В третьей партии #CarlsenKarjakin оба “К” проявили свои лучшие качества” .
@WildWhoosh: “Het is spannend bij het WK schaken. De wereldkampioen Magnus Carlsen wil zijn tegenstander in een eindspel “grinden”.
@CapaKaspa: “Une belle partie marathon ! Le match est lancé !”
@SportCT: “Opět remíza. Carlsen s Karjakinem se i ve třetím zápase o titul rozešli smírně”
It is interesting to see that there are various ways to write “Karjakin”.
@wpgChicago: Hey everyone, can we keep the conversation in the one language that God intended for chess please? … Esperanto! 🙂
Le’t move on to game four: What can we expect today, another endgame perhaps? @tiltchess: “The best technical finisher vs. the best technical defender, a matchup destined for some epic endgames :)”
@europeechecs: “Karjakin has to do something today. If he goes on playing only in his own half, Carlsen will eventually score.”
@Kingsheadchess: “Carlsen will be frustrated after missing a probable win last night. Might this be Karjakin’s chance to capitalise?”
All set for game four, folks? Everybody sittin’ comfortable, engines running, cool drinks in the fridge? Oh before I forget, what’s for dinner, @pookita? “Have to prepare dinner BEFORE the start of the game, just in case it’s another epic barn-burner.”
Fried-Liver Attack, perhaps? Well….no.
Are you ready, David? @DavidHowellGM: “Now a dilemma: England football match, chess world championship, or Djokovic tennis match? Any advice?!”
@baariish: “O…. Ruy Lopez!! Ufff….. Hoping to see some other stuff in opening… in coming rounds!”
@GMJtis:” It might not be the Najdorf, but definitely a statement that Magnus is not choosing the Berlin Wall as black every game.”
@nigelshortchess:“In such positions, with White I always feel I have no advantage, but with Black that I can’t equalise”.
Many observers noted that Sergey played pretty fast in the opening: @GMJtis: The Magnus fan in me is really creeped out by how quickly Karjakin is playing. @slavenzivkovic: “It’s interesting to notice that so far in the match Karjakin plays significantly faster in the opening.”
Of course, the reason is simple: @Omojolow4life: “Why is Sergey Karyakin playing with such speed. Maybe he has a date and does not want the game to prolong like yesterday. “
Magnus is ready for a long fight, though!
@ChessBase: “Magnus Carlsen taking a nap after 17…Nc4 – probably just closing his eyes.”
@nigelshortchess: “18.Bxh6 is the more chaotic option. 18.Ng4 was sensible, but less sexy :)” In other words: @Emmbld: “Yeeees Bxh6 was played, let the blood bath begin! I love those Spanish games”.
@AnishGiri (tweeting from Georgia) keeps his cool: “Very classy response by MC with Nc4!,Qc6!. No mate in sight and thus No to panic in Norway and Yes to sleep in Georgia.”
And Anish, who obviously went to sleep, missed the next crucial move (19. Bxc4) by Sergey, heavily criticized by many experts on Twitter.
@RobertRis: “Karjakin’s 19.Bxc4 is a clear sign that Magnus is the huge favorite to win the match! What a terrible positional mistake! ” @nigelshortchess: “Quite frankly, this is just very poor play by Sergey. It is easy to sit here & criticise, but it is true”. @FabianoCaruana: “The bishop pair, the center and the terminally weak b2-pawn. This is bad news for Sergey”.
Will we see a decisive game tonight? Let’s ask @lawrencetrentIM: “Magnus just has so many trumps in this position. So many he’ll build a wall, deport some illegal pieces and maybe grab Sergey by the #####”.
@Alex_Remaster: “Karjakin is going to be tortured again. But dont worry, he enjoys it!”
The twitter audience was not to sure about the position, though: @pas_chez_moi: “I’ll not be surprised to wake in the morning to find that this 4th game is another draw.”
And as the game progressed, the experts were not convinced: @GMHikaru: “Somehow I have a feeling that by closing the position with 45…f4 any sort of winning plan became a lot, lot harder.”
GM Elshan Moradiabadi, aka @eli_1985-mor: “I do not know which one was worse: Bxc4 by Karjakin or f4 by Carlsen.”
@tolgausun: “One of Karjakin’s seconds must be Giri 🙂 He finds draw in any given situation”.
@im_pinge: “The computer evaluation in Carlsen Karjakin is as misleading as the polls during the US Presidential election.”
Another long game tonight…..@bobbyfiske: I swore to my wife I’d go to bed before midnight. #02:25AM R4.
@havanavo:” Back to back 6+ hour games where one lapse of concentration is probably fatal. Tell me again how chess is not a sport.”
@eli_1985_mor: “Carlsen plans to reduce Norwegians’ productivity by keeping them every night till 2 a.m?” Let’s ask @TarjeiJS: “130,000 Norwegians were watching NRK’s Carlsen Karjakin coverage at 2:45 last night.”
In the end, another draw was agreed: @am-celis: “Karjakin gets a draw out of nowhere again. Against Carlsen. With a Supermoon”.
Many people only watched the opening, saw the bad move 19.Bxc4 and went to bed. Another draw was certainly not expected by many.
@fennelaurora: “Expected to wake up to a Carlsen win after that early blunder, but Karjakin found another 20 rabbits – impressive!” @tnttoon:”This is the second day in a row I wake up heavily expecting a Carlsen win but finding a draw”. @gxtkjaer:”There’s no way I woke up to a new draw between Carlsen Karjakin. F*ck off.”
Oh, and Anish woke up as well: @AnishGiri: Draw?! As though Magnus’ pre-match remark on Sergei’s amazing defensive skills had started to mess with his own head.
Not onyl Anish Giri praised Karjakin for his defensive skills, other top grandmasters were impressed as well:
@FabianoCaruana: “Honestly impressive defense. Not every day that Carlsen fails to win 2 clearly better positions in a row.” @Eljanov: “I know the feeling:u are in fire, dominating,he looks spent.But small error and he escapes. To do it vs Magnus -top class!”
Not everybody was impressed, though: @ChessKingT: I’m disappointed in today’s game. Not exciting enough. Practically 94 moves of junk. Now the match is tied – 2-2″.
These two tweets are funny: Putin or Trump, that is the question.
@chessgamescom: “BREAKING: Putin just appointed Karjakin new Russian Minister of Defense”.
@vanadis: “Karjakin is now on Trumps list for Secretary of Defence. Nobody will be able to get in”.
What will happen next after the second rest day on Wednesday? Teymur Rajabov your opinion please? @rajachess: “Carlsen did not reach his top form as yet, but I think from games 5 to 8 he will be very dangerous.”
@forwardchess: “Carlsen Karjakin suddenly feels like a Kasparov – Kramnik. I just don’t understand who is playing a Kramnik here though 🙂
@nvmea: “I wished Magnus would win a game mainly so all of those expert predictions of the mental state of both players would stop.”
And one final tweet: @jsr_start: “Norway needs the Rest Day today”