Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship, Game 11 – live!

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We’ve written heaps about today’s Game 11, Monday’s Game 12 and the prospect of a tie-breaker. But what comes next? Our Leonard Barden looks past the world title match in his latest column.

When the match does finally end, the winner will receive the plaudits, the traditional laurel wreath from the new Fide president Arkady Dvorkovich, prize money of €600,000 or €550,000 (depending on whether it goes to tie-breaks), and a guaranteed minimum two-year reign until the next challenger arrives in 2020. But what about the loser?

For Caruana, it will not be so bad. Having got extremely close and proving himself Carlsen’s equal at match play, he has every incentive to aim for another title shot in 2020 when he will be only 28 years old. His 2832 rating is virtually equal to Carlsen’s 2835, he can realistically plan to capture the No 1 global rating soon. Carlsen has been top dog in the ratings for seven years and has said that he values No 1 almost as much as the official crown.

Related: Armageddon approaches for Carlsen and Caruana after 10 draws out of 10

Hello and welcome to today’s 11th game of the world chess championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana of the United States. Play resumes today after with the best-of-12-games match deadlocked at 5-all following 10 draws in as many games, no closer to a verdict than when we started. We have, however, borne witness to a bit of history: the longest streak of games to open a match without a decisive result in the recognized 132-year history of world championship matches.

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Written by Bryan Armen Graham
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