Under Meltwater online chess schedule, it had Asian Rapid where GM Gukesh, 15-year prodigy from India had a chance to play against World Champion Magnus Carlsen! Maybe a similar history of what we had in 2004, 13-year-old Magnus playing against world no. 1 & world chess champion then, GM Kasparov at Reykjavik Rapid tournament.
As the game progressed, it reached below position, an equal end game with Gukesh having only 10 sec on clock. It was a clear draw with repetition of moves.
In this position, Gukesh indicated, he wants to play on and can’t settle for a draw! Wow, that’s the attitude.
This made Gukesh to hold an end game with pawn down. A tsk to do when you are 15, playing against the World Champion!
Looking at the overall game, it was quite clear, Gukesh had a good game and pushed it till the end. So, it’s the other way round, Carlsen holds Gukesh to a draw!
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