Skakfænomenet Magnus Carlsen continues to impress, and Tuesday, he set a sensational record.
With a draw against the Dutch hjemmebanehåb Earth van Foreest at a tournament in Wijk aan Zee extended Norwegian its streak of undefeated parties in the langtidsskak to 111. Such a long streak without defeat have no previous work.
You need to get back to 31. July 2018 to find carlsen's recent defeat in the langtidsskak, writes the Norwegian news agency NTB. Then he lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
In 2005, went to Sergei Tiviakov through the 110 parties without defeat.
Tiviakovs shoal contained, however, several matches against players at a low level, and in skakkredse it is a widespread opinion that Carlsen already set the record, when he last year reached 101 parties in a row without defeat.
the Norwegian believes himself, that his streak is only at 109 games when he does not count two games against less high-profile Norwegian team-mates in the shoal.
My streak against the elite players are on the 109 parties, and against good players is the 111. Both are record, and I'm very happy, said Carlsen according to the NTB in an interview with turneringsarrangøren in the Netherlands.
He must try to extend the streak again on Thursday, and a total lack he to play nine parties in the tournament. Wednesday's day of rest shall he use to play football.
At the end of december, he won the WORLD cup in hurtigskak and the WORLD cup in lynskak. Also, he has been world champion in langtidsskak ago 2013.