Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin lost with the black pieces and the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the tenth game of the match for the world chess crown. Thus, Carlsen evened the score to 5:5 over two games to tie break.
The tenth party lasted about six and a half hours after the 20-m course Karjakin missed a chance to force a draw, which would be a favorable outcome for black. In the rook endgame Carlsen was stronger, isolating the black king and gradually converting a positional advantage into an extra pawn. The Russians conceded defeat in the 75-meter run.
Grandmaster Susan Polgar believesthat given the intense struggle in the match, 8 of the 10 parties which ended in a draw, this error can be crucial for Karjakin: “If he doesn’t win (now) we know why.”
Now the participants of the match waiting for the day of rest. 11-I party will be held on Saturday, Karyakin it will play with white pieces.
Match for the world championship consists of 12 games with classical time control. If according to their results in equality, the participants of the match will hold the tie-break. The players will play parties with the truncated control of time, then, if necessary, will be held the blitz and the so-called Armageddon – minimeeting in which the chess player, the white player will have five minutes for four of the enemy, but obliged to win.
The tie-break, if needed, will be held November 30.
For 26-year-old Karjakin is the first match for the world chess crown. Carlsen is the reigning world champion, last year he beat Indian Viswanathan Anand.