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Reprieve

The players had had a day to recover from their exertions in game 8, and to earth themselves again from two dramatically different perspectives.


Head first

Challenger Sergey Karjakin has seized a 4.5-3.5 lead in his title match with Magnus Carlsen, preventing a record-tying world championship sequence of eight initial draws by winning with black in a heart-stoppingly dramatic game that was far more excitement and emotion than precision. The champ now has only four games left to solve the invincibility enigma posed so far by his Russian adversary.


Turning tables

National fever After two marathon battles a rest day was even welcome for the huge Norwegian viewing public, who had been staying up glued to…


Déjà vu

Predictions The social media sphere began buzzing early as world championship fans prepared for game four. The previous encounter ended with honors divided after a ferocious and dramatic…


Game time!

Game time is finally about to arrive!



New York Countdown

The event of the year draws ever closer – on 11/11 the world title match between Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karjakin kicks off. Unsurprisingly, news tidbits are now coming thick and fast as various factions start to ratchet up the excitement. Here is an overview of the latest developments.


Kaja Snare – Agon’s ace world championship reporter

Norwegian sports reporter Kaja Snare has been headhunted to become the international TV reporter for organizer Agon’s live coverage of the Carlsen-Karjakin title match in New York.