136 Trains: Carlsen wins eight hours

Game six opened Carlson, as the second game, with the women's farmers. Everything looked like a Catalan game, which had mirrored that second game — but the defending champion surprised his opponent with the tenth train: Carlson offered Nepomnjashchi with SD2 a peasant sacrifice, which was to give much activity to the Norwegian much activity as a compensation. The Russian seemed irritated, spent much of his reflection time, and finally did not take the victim. In the episode, the challenger began, playing solid trains and, in his part, Carlson had a slightly passive position after 11. B5.

Thus, the world champion from the opening could not produce no advantage for the Nepomnajaschi playing with the black stones.

After 136 moves & 8 hours, Magnus Carlsen Wins Game 6 of the FIDE World Championship 2021

The Longest game of the World Cup history

After a balanced center game, Carlson fought the slightly more promising position. So it was Nepomnjaschi, who brought the next material victim: With Tac8, the challenger offered his counterparty both towers in exchange for Carl sens Lady, the Norwegian accepted and thus had a slight material advantage from this point. It was now Nepomnjaschi, who had the nose position with his active lady. Carlson gave his opponent even a short time later the opportunity to get a clear advantage with 29. LE2, Nero moved his runner back to E5 instead, the position remained balanced.

Carlson brought himself deeper in time to time, ten trains before the saving 40th train, which gives the players an additional hour of the time, the world champion only had a good three minutes on the clock. Also, Nepomnjaschis time dropped in front of the 40th train under a minute, after intensive trains with some overlooked possibilities, both players finally got their extra hour on the clocks.

In the following final, it was increasingly about positional subtleties. Although it was the world champion who had something better chances of winning through his peasant structure, Nepomnjaschi kept well. The defending champion tried everything and sacrificed a tower for a runner and a farmer. In a brilliant way, Carlson gave the advantage more and more on his side. The Norwegian coordinated tower, jumpers and farmers impressively and urged Nepomnjaschi to continue in the defensive. Finally, the Russian saw no more opportunities to defend his position. Nepomnjaschi gave up. It was with 136 trains the longest game of the World Cup history and the first crucial result for a Chess World Cup since 2016.


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