Caruana survives game 1 of the 2018 Chess World Championship

Marathon game ends after 115 moves

Photo: World Chess

Fabiano Caruana was in serious trouble in game 1 of his World Championship match vs Magnus Carlsen. However, Magnus couldn't find the most accurate way to snuff out resistance and by the time both players were given an extra 50 minutes to think on move 40 most of his advantage had been frittered away. Of course, Magnus is not one to give up easily and poor Fabiano was made to suffer the maximum for his half point. After 6 hours and 115 moves the two players finally agreed to a draw.

Arrived London just in time for the World Championship! We will post updates on Twitter, Facebook and on during the match. Stay tuned! #CarlsenCaruana
--- (@lichess) November 9, 2018

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