The twelfth spherical of the 2022 Tata Metal Chess Match ends with a brand new champion! Magnus Carlsen took the title from Van Forrest and his eighth Tata Metal title general. After defeating GM Fabiano Caruana and assured with one other level from his final match within the match in opposition to Dubov, Carlsen will take a look at R13 comfortable and insensitive as we speak.
Photograph: © Lennart Oates – Tata Metal Chess Match 2022
In his closing recreation of this yr’s Masters, Carlsen picked the Sicilian in opposition to Caruana’s 1. e4! “The draw was good for me too, however I believe I used to be feeling slightly adventurous and wished to play. That is it. [Caruana] Clearly wished to play too, so we obtained into struggle,” Carlsen stated after the sport. In his recreation, the world champions went for a dangerous plan, however Caruana adopted a totally mistaken plan, forcing himself into an endgame in opposition to two mighty bishops. In line with Magnus, the victory was not clear, however he would ultimately obtain it.
Relating to the match usually, Carlsen admitted that there have been lots of positives in his play particularly in comparison with the final 2 years. “The possibilities I obtained have been partly because of my opponents taking part in slightly weaker than regular, however I believe I additionally managed to make extra of them,” he stated. With 9 successful positions and 5 changing one level, the eight-time Tata Metal champion is glad along with his efficiency and his scores progress!
Carlsen reiterated that you really want issues to be settled on the board, however Dubov continues to be unable to play within the closing spherical of the match.
Along with Carlsen’s virtually inevitable victory over the title, there have been some fascinating video games in Spherical 12, with Mamedyrov refusing to sacrifice a mistaken piece by Vidit, Duda surviving a draw in opposition to Forrest, and Shankland drafting Karjakin at Nimzo-Indian. .
Sam Shankland gained his first recreation of the match in opposition to Sergei Karjakin, and in report time too! Due to good preparation at Nimzo-Indian, Shankland took a stroll on the seaside.
Duda, alternatively, managed to keep away from a tough place in opposition to Van Forrest. The Polish GM was clearly defeated for a couple of strikes however Van Forrest couldn’t calculate his solution to victory and the sport resulted in a draw.
Nevertheless, after a serious mistake by Vidit, Mamedyrov made the suitable transfer. Certainly, Mamedyarov did not must work onerous to refute Vidit’s bishop’s sacrifice on h6 and win the sport.
The rapport by no means got here near successful in opposition to Esipenko and he fought to a draw which he ended up in thirty sixth place. Moreover, Giri was very snug along with his place in opposition to Grandelius, and even after his sub-last transfer, the sport resulted in a draw.
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