Let’s continue with the tweets of game 10. You can read the first selection here.
So let’s check what happened after the opening, what do you think @bobbyfiske : “Ah, wife finally went to bed. Now its beer & chess time!”
The 10th game was certainly not the most exciting one and there was enough time to other things: @ebarfoed: The good thing about the game until now…I am getting a lot of work done!
@cyberella:“I was hoping for a Rocky movie today but this is more Bridget Jones’ Diary :/”
However, strange things happened….
@RobertRis: “19.Bxe6 is just a tactical blunder. Instead 19.Nd2 looks very pleasant for White. Karjakin one step closer to WC title!”
@anishgiri called it a night: “Red move. Im outta here, the (other) trolls will do the rest!”
But Sergey obviously missed the best move: @LawrenceTrentIM: “Surprise in NY about Karjakin’s 20…d5. Did he overlook the forced draw with Nxf2… Game on now!”
@brigosling: Why did Sergey not take the forced draw after 20… Nxf2, 21 Kg2 Nh4! (?) This may be the decision that decides the fate of the match.
Switch off your engines!
And there was some advice for the armchair grandmasters from a number of real masters and grandmasters;
(Screenshot from the film “Computer Chess” – 2013)
@GMJtis: “People be paying WAY too much attention to engines today. Humans are playing for the highest stakes. Context, please”.
GM Daniel Gormally, @elgransenor1: “Turn off your engines everyone, look at the position, consider the two players. This is 1-0″
@RobertRis: “Well, actually time to switch off the engines and think by yourself. Tactics are over and White is clearly better!”
And yes, @silviodanailov is also a Grandmaster:” I am very sorry for the Norwegian fans here in NYC but knowing well the Crimea iron soldier he won’t lose this game. Anyway dreaming is free😊”
We will see what happens, Silvio! A long endgame coming up, but not everybody wanted to see the grinding live: Silvio’s special friend @nigelshortchess: “Down to 5 hrs sleep max. & dropping, so I shall say goodnight to all you beautiful people. Prediction – win for the champ”.
Dutch grandmaster @benjamin_bok: “Time to sleep, predicting (and hoping!) to see 1-0 when waking up.”
@almodiahki: “Give Magnus a slight advantage,and leave him on the board for ten hours! He enjoys every second of it!”
And after a long, six-and-a-half-hour game: @forwardchess: “After another marathon, Carlsen equalizes the score! What a match! Next game will be played after the rest day.”
@tatav__a: “Yessss!!!! My Thanksgiving wish came true. Thank you King Magnus”.
@johnchess: “Sensation as world chess champion wins a game of chess #aboutbloodytime”
The American top players Caruana and Nakamura tweeted:
@fabianocaruana: “Karjakin gave Carlsen a plump, juicy Thanksgiving turkey today.” @GMHikaru: “Overall, it looked like we saw a high quality WCH game, although this apparent draw with Nxf2 and Nh4 kind of ruins it a little bit.”
You can watch the video of the press conference at your leisure, and here are a few tweets after the show was over. Let’s go to our Norwegian correspondent @TarjeiJS, who presents us this example from the press conference: “Are you very disappointed?” Karjakin: “No.” “Why?” “Because…” “I am just thinking about chess and not stupid questions”.
@chessmateandy: “Chess media are like the people knocking on the glass in zoos,thinking the animals are there purely for their entertainment”.
@gatorchess: “No matter who is the world champion, Nastia Karlovich must not run another press conference. It’s painful to watch her.” @CazHansen: “I think it is a matter of her having done it before. However, on previous occasions, it was equally painful to watch.”
@knightofgood: “Magnus is a bigger jerk than Garry and close to Bobby – have some class buddy”.
Calm down people, we have a the rest day on Friday, Black Friday, to be precise. Time to go shopping!
@asimpereira: “5-5 score doesnt say everything. Momentum /psychological advantage clearly with Magnus. Seeing rapid tie breaks will be worth every penny!”
Spanish top-GM Paco Vallejo tweets: @chessidharta: “I don’t think Karjak should worry too much , he is a wonderful rapid and blitz player and just 2 more games.”
Two more games (+ tiebreak?) to go. This will not only be exciting for 600 million (haha) chess players around the globe.
One last tweet @terastodon: “I’ve been watching the Chess World Championship for hours and I am unbelievably bad at Chess”.