We are here with an early prediction for the winner of World Chess Championship 2018, a competition which is organised by the World Chess Federation AKA FIDE. Will Magnus Carlsen, the current World Champion, stay strong against his challenger?
We don’t know the one who is going to challenge Magnus Carlsen yet. From the 9th to 28th March 2018, the Candidates Tournament will be held in Berlin, Germany to find that very person. Meanwhile, Magnus undergoes vigorous training in order to preserve the title winner of World Chess Competition 2018.
According to the latest online gambling news, the actual location of the World Chess Championship hasn’t been determined yet. But rumour has it that Japan, South Korea and Singapore are more than ready to be the host.
The competition is expected to last for 3 weeks in November 2018. You’ve still got plenty of time to place your bets since Unibet Sportsbook says they will accept bets until the 30th of November 2018!
Magnus Carslen as Winner of World Chess Competition 2018 Odds
‘Mozart of Chess’ is a nickname given to Magnus by the Wall Street Journal. Magnus shows signs of prodigy since he was 8 years old when he started seriously playing chess. Guess what? It only took him 5 years to become Grandmaster, a chess player who won an international tournament, at 13 years of age.
Perhaps, his nickname reflects his intellect more. Magnus Carlsen is famous for memorising numerous chess combinations as well as having adept intuition in choosing the best playing strategy.
Magnus and his trophy in New York 2016 (source: Slate.com)
In 2013, Magnus beat his predecessor from India, Viswanathan Anand, who was World Champion for 6 whole years. Since then, Magnus has been collecting trophies for 5 years in a row. If he became winner of World Chess Competition 2018, it would make his 6th trophy.
Could the Mozart of Chess Lose?
Some take it for granted that Magnus Carlsen will win. But are you curious to know the possibility of him losing? It’s at (6/5) according to Unibet Sportsbook.
A few things could go wrong. Overconfidence could lead Magnus to the entitlement tilt. According to Norway online gambling news, Magnus Carlsen stated “If you don’t believe in your capability, no one else will. Confidence is important to success in general, not just my own.”
The problem is if you believe you’re entitled to the winner name; you can get frustrated and angry when things don’t go as well as you expected. This is known as the entitlement tilt. If his opponent was able to shake his confidence by winning early on, Magnus could lose his control and not perform as best as he can.
Apart from that, Magnus has notable challengers that he should worry about. Namely, the Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian whose average scores (2801) in the FIDE rankings are only 36 points lower than Magnus’ (2837).
Not to mention last year’s challenger, Sergey Karjakin from Russia who broke Magnus Carlsen’s youngest Grandmaster record. At 12, the young genius was able to earn the title Grandmaster. Could Sergey be the next World Champion? Only time will tell.
It’s going to be a while for the winner of World Chess Championship 2018 to be announced. In the meantime, you can find online gambling promotions in Norway to get you started!