Anyone want to play a game of chess?

wow, what a game!! Carlsen won after 8 hrs. Carlsen the Grinder. 8 more games to go. This will be exciting…

Amazing job to convert that to a full point. Even though tablebases said it was a draw, that had to be close to impossible to hold as a human.

at some point he had a losing position, but turned it around.

I was able to watch the majority of this match while working today and I have to say, it was quite often thrilling. Magnus made his 40th move to obtain another hour on his clock with just 5 seconds left. He looked to be frustrated and hesitant with moves at times, but he just slowly but surely worked the position. It was really amazing to see.

Just before the first time control they both I think put themselves in tough spots.

I know the rule that it is a draw if the same position is reached 3 times - but I didn’t know the three times didn’t have to be sequential. If the same position is reached on move 70, 80 and 90 - it’s still a draw.

Game 7 is going to be tough for both players.

there was a game between Karjakin and Topalov(?) and they played Blitz or Rapid, and I think Karjakin called the arbiter for 3 fold repetition on 3 different non-sequential moves. Amazing

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Magnus nuked Nepo from orbit in game 8.

Question now is does Nepo completely collapse or not

I think the pressure got him… He played very well until today. Rest day tomorrow and maybe he will try on Tuesday. Hopefully not again the Ruy Lopez, that opening is done for this match. Not sure what he sharp lines he has prepared, though

I think game 6 really screwed him up.

It’s incredible how Magnus patiently and methodically tightens the vice and increases advantage bit by bit in that endgame.

I felt bad for Ian today. Watching the last hour of the game was painful. He had played so well all match and then blundered today. Enormous credit to him for his behavior in the press conference and interviews after the game.

The man bun gone!

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big blunder by Nepo again… c5 was a move I was actually considering, but I am below 1800… c6 trapped the bishop. This feels really tragic.

or Nepo is preparing the biggest comeback in chess history. What’s better than coming back from 0:2? Coming back from 0:3

I think at this point he will be lucky if he doesn’t lose any more.

GG Nepo - it’s over.

he changed his hair style, what else could he had done?