I'm impressed. This girl played the opening well and made very few mistakes against a Grandmaster. Furthermore, they were only playing with a time control of 3 minutes each, which is a very fast form of speed chess.
I don't think that Magnus will give up the World Champion title so easily. He is hinting at retirement.
People will be pretty disappointed if the declared Greatest Of All Time no longer wants to play the World Championship or if he decides to retire.
Around 1858 Paul Morphy came out of nowhere to beat the top players in the world. Then a couple of years later he gave up chess claiming it was a waste of time. Bobby Fischer called Morphy "the greatest genius of us all."
Magnus again ...
Magnus is a genius at pre-moving. He makes moves ahead of time that seem like he couldn't possibly know for sure are the correct moves.
Russell was a nice older man. He was badly wounded in Vietnam and then developed schizophrenia. He seemed a little odd, but he was a nice person. He had a 1519 rating. He felt like a B player to me. He played a few times in our chess club and the quick chess tournaments that I ran.
He paid me an exceptionally nice compliment when he said, "I thought that I was a good endgame player, and then I played John Coffey and I found out what a really good endgame player is."
I figured out that based upon the 73 point rating difference between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi that Magnus should have scored 6.5 out of 11 points. Instead, he won 7.5 out of 11. So I wondered if his rating would go up? Not yet. His December rating has gone up one point from November.
Nepo's rating hasn't changed.
Magnus Carlsen just won the World Chess Championship for the 5th time.
Ian Nepomniatchi commented that he did not know why he made more mistakes in this match.
This reminded me of players who told me that they don't make the same mistakes against other players that they make against me. Maybe I'm just better at spotting the mistakes.
I love the colorful analogies Levy uses in his commentary. He is the most fun chess commentator to watch on youtube.
The rest of the game is also worth seeing.