The Norwegian grandmaster today finished the draw with the black figures in the 45th move against Dutchman Jordan Van Forrest in the strong tournament at Wijk en See, and there is no longer a loss in 111 consecutive classic-controlled games.
Thus, he improved Sergei Tivyakov’s (Netherlands) record of 110 consecutive unbeaten meetings since 2005.
Karlsen last fell nearly 18 months ago on July 31, 2018 from Shahriyar Mammadyarov (Azerbaijan) at a tournament in Biel. He then recorded 36 wins and 75 draws, continuing the series.
The leader in the provisional standings after the fourth round of the Wake-en-See competition is Wesley Soe (USA) with 3.0 points, and Carlsen is in seventh place with 2.0 points.