Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin won with the black pieces over Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the eighth instalment of the match for the world chess crown, which takes place these days in new York. The balance of the match was broken for the first time.
The defending champion conceded defeat at the 53rd move of the game, which lasted more than five hours. In the intense fight, the Challenger took his chance and in the end with a spectacular combination drove the white king in Matt network.
At the end of eight rounds, seven of which ended in a draw, the score was of 4.5:3.5 in favor of the Russian who had made a serious bid for success. Ninth game in which Karjakin will play the white pieces, will be held on Wednesday.
Carlsen was so upset with the defeat against the Russian grandmaster that did not participate in the mandatory press conference. The Norwegian went to the press and was willing to answer questions, but due to the fact that his opponent was late, freaked out and left the room.
As a result, the Russians answered the questions one, and to Magnus for this trick will be fined in the amount of 10 percent of the prize.
The winner will be determined in 12 games with classical time control. If the score remain equal, the November 30 will be held the tie-break with a shortened control and, if necessary, blitz.