Game 3 of the World Chess Championship lasted 4 and half hours with 49 moves and Caruana and Carlsen are tied 1½-1½ after three games with a slight advantage to the champion, who has five games with white remaining compared to four for the challenger.
The first three games of the world championship have turned out to be draws with the 1st game being the longest with over 100 moves followed by the 2nd and 3rd game with 49 moves each.
“I thought it was uncomfortable from the opening and I may have mixed up something,” Carlsen says, per Tarjei Svensen. “Then I got an advantage in the endgame, I don’t think I had any chances, but I would have liked to do something more.”
“From the start, I thought it was a bit uncomfortable. I just tried to limit his advantage as much as possible. When we reached the endgame, I thought I had equalized. When we reached the endgame, I didn’t really play for a win. … It was only when I had forced his pawn on a black square and established it there, I thought I would be able to press him.”
Game 4 is set to take place on today, 13 November 2018.