The Norwegian world champion go into 2019 as number one, a position he has held since 2011.
Carlsen is the player not even the London Chess Classic, which is the final in this year's Grand Chess Tour, and thus came Caruana in the british capital with the hope of tilting the Norwegian down from the top of the langsjakkrankingen.
What he couldn't.
Caruana, who missed the world CHAMPIONSHIP match against Carlsen in London in the last month, now playing for third place in the final tournament. The first of langsjakkpartiene against Aronian ended in a draw.Having had two triumphs
Caruana would have won both langsjakkpartiene against armeneren if he was going to pass Carlsen on the rakinglistene.
Before the tournament in London, boasts the only three points between the first two in the ranking: 2835 towards 2832 in the Norwegian verdensmesterens favor. The distance has now increased to 6,3 points.Grandmaster critical to Carlsen: - Childish Magnus
Carlsen has repeatedly put words on how important first place on the world ranking is for him. Caruana has also had several chances to pass the licence the last time.
Not only could the world CHAMPIONSHIP match in London ended with tronskifte, but also during the Sinquefield Cup in september, could Caruana passed.Has had the luck
- the Amount of luck I have ever had to keep me as number one is quite amazing, admitted Carlsen recently.
Now is the danger over for sjakkstjernen. At least until further notice.
World champion from Lommedalen to in romjulen to play the world CHAMPIONSHIP in rapid and blitz in St. Petersburg. He has ambitions for a world cup hattrick. In the year he became world champion in blitz for the third time.
French Maxim Vachier-Lagrave and american Hikaru Nakamura fighting for the victory in the London Chess Classic. Saturday ushered in also the knockout phase with a draw. the