Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 1 – live!
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A good spell of action over the last 20 minutes. We clearly appear bound for a draw, but Carlsen doesn’t appear ready to step away without grinding Caruana a bit further.
No time issues for either contestant after 55 moves. The computers still indicate a slight advantage for black after 47. … Rf8 48. e7 Re8 49. Nh6 h3 50. Nf5 Bf6 51. a3 b5 52. b4 cxb4 53. axb4 Bxe7 54. Nxe7 h2 55. Rxh2 Rxe7.