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Carlsen with the marathon-a draw in the Netherlands

Carlsen, who played with black pieces, has now played 20 consecutive parties langsjakk that all has ended in a draw.

- I don't think I had special chances to win. Perhaps at some point in the party, but anyway great to celebrate my anniversary with 20 draw in a row here, smiled the Norwegian in the interview with the organizers afterwards.

- It was difficult to get to anything. I had no special chances and waited for an opportunity, but it came not. I had at the same time more than zero percent chance to win, so I continued, " said Carlsen further.

Went for the win

Monday's opponent Santosh Gujrathi Vidit is a 24-year-old grandmaster from India, which is ranked on 2695 points. It is the second lowest ranked player in the tournament. The reigning world champion Carlsen is still number one in the FIDE rankings with 2835 points.

After 40 moves and the new time control was Carlsen with four pawns, a rook and king against Vidits three bøder, rook and king in Monday's party. When was TV 2s sjakkeksperter Jon Ludvig Hammer and Aryan Tari disagree about whether Carlsen be able to win.

Both of them thought that it was a great chance for a draw, but the Hammer gave his friend Carlsen 50 percent chance of victory. Tari considered, however, not the chances that more than 25 per cent for the victory, and 75 percent for a draw.

Carlsen went for the win, but after 131 moves took the players to each other in the hand and reconciled themselves with a draw.

a Draw a draw

Carlsen opened with a draw against the chinese grandmaster Ding Liren in Wijk aan Zee. Then continued the world champion with a new draw against their Russian comrade Jan Nepomniasjtsji.

Carlsen has been victorious in storturneringen six times in the past.

Tuesday to Magnus Carlsen meet Russian Vladimir Kramnik. This time with Norwegian on the white side of the board. The Russian stands with two losses and a draw so far in the tournament. the

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