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Fischer Random Chess match 2018 Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura

The Fischer Random Chess match 2018 Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura was held in Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Hovikodden, Baerum, near Oslo (Norway) 9th-13th February.
16 games: 8 slow rapid games (February 9-12) and 8 fast rapid games (February 13), then Armageddon, if the score will be equal after 16 games. Slow Rapid: 45 minutes for 40 moves and 15 minutes for the rest of the game; two points for a win, one point for a draw. Fast Rapid: 10 minutes + 5 seconds per move; 1, 1/2, 0.

Magnus Carlsen - Hikaru Nakamura 14-10.

February 13th, fast rapid games 1-8: Carlsen - Nakamura 5-3 (1-0, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2. 1-0, 1-0, 0-1, 1/2).

February 12th, slow rapid games 7-8: Carlsen - Nakamura 2-2. Game 7 - Nakamura lost to Carlsen. Game 8 - Carlsen lost to Nakamura on time.

February 11th, slow rapid games 5-6: Carlsen - Nakamura 2-2. Game 5 - Nakamura beat Carlsen. Game 6 - Carlsen beat Nakamura.


Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura before game 3. Photo: Maria Emelianova / Chess.com

February 10th, slow rapid games 3-4: Carlsen - Nakamura 3-1. Game 3 - a draw by perpetual check. Game 4 - Carlsen won.

February 9th, slow rapid games 1-2: Carlsen - Nakamura 2-2. Game 1 - draw. Game 2 - draw.

In Fischer Random Chess or Chess960 the starting positions are very strange, therefore players must think from the first moves.

Site: http://www.frchess.com/

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