The reigning champion is standing by 9.5 points when the first of two world cup days are over. Of the twelve parties have five ended in a draw.
After all players have completed twelve parties, has no more points than Carlsen. Vladislav Artemjev stands with just as many.
It was a happy Carlsen who met NRK after Saturday's last party.
the Game came out at the end. I didn't feel that I played tremendously well, but I played quickly and on instinct, so it is very good. It helps. We'll see in the morning, it is all the possibilities, he said to harmless.
In Saturday's last party met just Artemjev and Carlsen. With the black pieces had Carlsen long as an edge, but finally signed the players).
" It was very exciting and a fun party, but certainly is very much mistaken. I'd like a win, but I'm at least in the lead, " said Carlsen.
With a draw can last year's world champion go to bed that shared the leader of the championship before everything will be settled with nine parties on Sunday.Strong strong
Peter Svidler and Levon Aronian was Carlsens opponents in the party ten and eleven. The former had to look up checkmate against a crushing strong number one, and also Aronjan had to give up after well-Carlsen-game.
– It was fun, it. It was not a flawless party in any way. The game is sitting not quite yet, " said Carlsen to the Norwegian broadcasting corporation NRK after the party against Svidler.
With the victory, he was still undefeated.
– It means that I have had a lot of luck, but also that I am fighting, " he said with a smile.
Carlsen opened the day in the best possible way with victory against Ivan Popov. In the other party met Carlsen Sergey Grigorjants. The Russian played well with a bad time and managed to finally to ensure the chess stalemate.
It means that Carlsen was not in checkmate, but rather had some opportunities to move the king, as the only remaining piece. Thus ended the party in a draw.This cost Carlsen the victory: "It was something that clicked – Not in top shape
In the third party turned over the licence from loss to victory against the belarusian Vitalij Teterev. Against Marin Bosiocic in the fourth party showed Carlsen really what living in him. He won the queen and broken kroaten with a long time left on the clock.
– I don't know if everything was correct, but it was fun to play some properly dynamic, not baloney, " he said and grinned.
Then played Carlsen to a draw against both Aleksei Sjirov and Sergey Zhigalko. Against the young polakken Jan-Krzysztof Questions showed Carlsen again class and took a supreme victory.
– It runs its leaning time. It is not near top form yet, " said Carlsen to the Norwegian broadcasting corporation after the party seven.
Also in the eighth party was Carlsen superb and won easily against Alireza Firouzja from Iran. The next party against the Russian Dmitry Andrejkin was a tough battle for the favorite, and he could breathe a sigh of relief after the draw.Determined Sunday
Players start each batch with three minutes and get two ekstrasekunder per pull.
there are a Total of 21 rounds in the blitz world CHAMPIONSHIP. The remaining nine runs Sunday.
Carlsen is the reigning champion also in classical chess after the victory against Fabiano Caruana in november.
He ended at the 5.-place in chess championship-the world CHAMPIONSHIP, which ended Friday. He therefore has no opportunity to repeat business from 2014, when he won the world CHAMPIONSHIP in the lightning, fast and langsjakk.Artificial intelligence met the world's best sjakkcomputer hours after learning chess. It was a bloodbath