The duel for the crown of the world's best player has been the absolute highlight of international chess since the beginning of tournament chess. The world championship fight between the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway and his challenger Fabiano Caruana from the USA will start in London on November 9th this year. In a match over 12 games and if necessary a tie-break the world champion will be determined.
In the run-up there's no doubt that an interesting showdown is to be expected, as the two protagonists hold the first two places in the world rankings. Accordingly, the chess world is feverishly awaiting this event. After winning the Candidates Tournament in Berlin earlier this year, the American Grandmaster has also shown great form at numerous other top events, and his accomplishments let no doubt that he is an absolutely worthy opponent for the defending champion.
In their book, which will be published immediately after the end of the competition, the authors will analyze all the games in detail and comment on them in an entertaining and understandable way. In addition, they also have a close look at the framework conditions and the events that led to the finale.
So you will find, for example, chapters like "The Opponents in Short Portrait" and "The Previous Fights of the Protagonists". Then there are interviews with various top players and experts under the title "Predictions Before the Fight" - rounded off by a playful opportunity to compete with the champions: "Try to Find Combinations Like Carlsen and Caruana!"