After one and half hours, game six ended in a draw. So a match of 24 games would be much more appropriate for Carlsen and Karjakin! In Game-6, Karjakin had White and opened with 1.e4. Ken Rogoff, the Havard economist, and best-selling author made the ceremonial first move.
Many experts have predicted that Carlsen will win the match and he remains the favorite. But by this point (after 6 games) in his two previous matches, both against Viswanathan Anand, Carlsen had already won two games. Karjakin is super solid and a very strong player.
In the press conference afterwards, both players were in a good mood. Perhaps, they feel very confident of themselves. Perhaps, Karjakin has the full support from Russians and they are waiting for the appropriate moment to reveal their top secrets. Perhaps, he will start attacking the World Champion in the very last games of the Match.
Probably, no one, including Carlsen most of all, expected him to win less at this point. It seems that Karjakin has enforced his pace in the match.