LAST Wednesday, Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title in London. After all 12 games with classical time control were drawn, the champion dominated the rapid chess tie-break, beating Fabiano Caruana 3-0. This is the second time Carlsen has done that — in 2016 he defeated Sergey Karjakin 3-1 in the rapid chess tie-break as well.
In this column I usually show chess miniatures, and such games are usually won by White. However, Black can win quickly too — with a lot of courage and a bit of help from the opponent. The following game, played a week ago in Belgrade, is a good example of that. In it, a 16-year-old Turkish player defeated a 23-year-old Bosnian Grandmaster, who was rated 350 points higher than him.