Take a deeeeep breath, people and reread the tweets of game 1 & 2 here, in case you missed it.
After the dramatic second game in the tie-break, the players and the fans on Twitter got ready for game 3! Are you ready, @anishgiri? “Hit me baby one more time…”
@nsrinath69: “Karjakin is like Rocky Balboa. Carlsen: ‘punch punch until he knocks over’ Karjakin:Take the hits, keep moving forward”.
@GMAlexColovic tweets what probably many chess fans and amateur psychologists think: “With Carlsen knowing that he spoilt it big time, I wonder whether he’ll be able to control his nerves now”.
But according to this tweet,Magnus remained calm…
@GMjtis: “Someone told NRK Magnus wasn’t upset in break after TB2. If true, one of most impressive & surprising things I’ve heard.”
@pookita: “He understands there are more games. You cannot spend all of your emotional energy/adrenaline on one game. Smart.”
He just had no time to be upset, Magnus is in arcade mode.
@tinpotgamer: “We’ve had three weeks of simulation chess. Tonight we have the arcade version ??”
An arcade version, in which Sergey did not feel good: @chessidharta: “Again some suffering for Karjakin is approaching , mammamia , this is a non stop drama movie, we just don´t know the end!”
@FabianoCaruana: “Nxf6 and Bxf6 has left Rustam in a state of absolute shock. We’re calling 911″.
@Jonathan_Rowson: “This game showed why Magnus is the stronger player. A broader range of ideas, more versatile, more dogged and aggressive.”
@danielrensch: “Now that was epic. The game many have been waiting for Magnus Carlsen to have. Crushing victory with Black.”
@gajuchess: “Ironically Karjakin’s 39.Rxc7?? was his second move beyond the 5th rank. You can’t win the title playing like this”.
And we go to tweets of game 4! Are we ready? @liccorporan: “From my smartphone on a bus in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Watching this game. Waooo…”
@eli_1985_mor: “Kudos Champ! Impressed by world champion’s fighting spirit! And finally a Sicilian”.
@dusanchess: “Big applause in front of the playing hall as approval to 1…c5 in G4!”
GM Yan Nepomniachtchi, @lachesisq:” A very strong performance from Carlsen in game 3, he took the initiative and played brilliantly. Now Sergey should rely on Najdorf!”
@chessninja: “That they all play the Sicilian in must-win games with black illustrates the general level of cowardice in the rest of their games.”
@joshfriedel: “I’m guessing this is one of Carlsen’s pre-match burn lines”.
An interesting question by GM Pavel Eljanov, @eljanov: “Sergey is fighting like a lion-huge respect towards him. But the question is still open: for what they spent one million for preparation?”
@USChess: “One of the most impressive feat of this match: Karjakin and his super team failed to get a single opening advantage. “
Perhaps the superteam focussed too much on defence? Back to the game!
@terendle:“Now Karjakin has to channel his inner Carlsen: keep the tension, keep up the pressure and play quickly!”
@Jonathan_Rowson: “Sergey’s only hope now is that Magnus gets distracted by an ear worm. “Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you..Happy”
@dusanchess: “Magnus Carlsen playing safe and solid in G4! Like: “Beat me or we go and celebrate my birthday!”
@jakedarmanin: “There is a greater chance of a dinosaur storm than a Karjakin win.”
@echaguen: “Brilliant Carlsen’s last move to win the tiebreak 3-1 and keep his title. Congratulations!”
@eljanov: Whole match wasn’t so attractive from point of view of chess content but Qh6!! surely the best last move in history WCC!”
@elgransenor1: “Qh6!!! Will keep Ray Keenes column going for years to come”.
@EuropeEchecs: “Good News for Chess: Defending is not enough to get a World Chess Championship Title and Magnus Carlsen retains his crown!”
@Terendle: “Very impressive mini-match from Magnus – never in any danger of losing a game”. @dgriffinchess: “It’s over. A worthy champion, and a worthy challenger.”
And one last tweet: @Jonathan_Rowson: “I’m so glad I won’t be tweeting about chess for a while! Apologies to non-chess followers for the last couple of weeks”.