The Italian-American chess grandmaster Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992 in Miami, USA) grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, started playing chess at age 5 and played for the United States until 2005. He is a chess prodigy who became a grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months and 20 days.
Magnus Carlsen (born 30 November 1990 in Tonsburg, Norway) is a chess prodigy who started playing chess at age 5. At two years, he could solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles; at four, he enjoyed assembling Lego sets. He achieved his peak rating of 2882 in 2014, which is the highest in chess history. He is number 1 on the rating list and became chess grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.
The first player who reaches 6.5 points wins the match. If it ends in a 6-6 tie tiebreaks will be played on November 28th. The prize fund is 1 million euros, the winner gets 60%, the loser 40%.
Four rapid games (25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds after each move) have to be played now. The winner of the rapid-game-match will be the world chess champion. If there is no winner they proceed to blitz games.
After the dubious white move 18.Nh5 attacking the bishop Carlsen palyed 18..Be5 and reached a favorable position due to his bishop pair and weakened white kingside.
However, in the position above Carlsen gave away most of his advantage by playing the passive move 21..Nf8 sacrificing the f-pawn. Caruana captured the pawn 22.Nxf, but Black has still a slight edge as he has the better position. His pieces are aiming to the white kingside and he has the two bishops, which are very flexible in the long run.
Carlsen managed to open up the white kingside, Caruana was trying to keep it closed to stop the black pieces from penetrating into his position. However, in this critical position above Carlsen could win the game by penetrating with his queen playing 34..Qf6 (or Qe5) threatening to penetrate to b2 along the diagonal 35.Qf2 Qb2 36.Kd1 b5 37.Qd2 Qxa2 and White is helpless. See below