Sergey Karjakin turned the tide of intellectual battles in new York for the world chess crown. After 7 games played in a draw, the Russian grassmaster beat the current world champion Magnus Carlsen by 1 point.
After 7 unsuccessful games in a row the GM's decided to throw caution to the wind. World champion Magnus Carlsen played white. The Norwegian went on worsening of the position. The need to meet the expectations of the fans has played Carlsen a cruel joke. He could not resist the incredible psychological pressure and started to make mistakes.
5 hours of uncompromising fight. In the endgame champion began to take positions. Magnus Carlsen resigned on the 53rd move of the 8th party. Carlsen is not used to losing. He lost his nerve at the postgame press conference. The Norwegian sat down at the table, but suddenly clasped her hands, got up and left, despite him threatening a penalty of 10% of the prize. There is still 4 games. The next game white plays Karjakin.