Carlsen retained the title of world chess champion

Карлсен сохранил титул чемпиона мира по шахматам

The fate of the chess crown was decided on a tie-break of four games.

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen defended the title of world chess champion, defeating Russian grandmaster Ukrainian-born Sergey Karjakin on tie-break match for the world crown in new York.

The match consisted of 12 games, according to their results was a draw – 6:6. In this case, the regulation provides for the holding of the tie-break, the success of which was on the side of the Norwegian, who won the third and fourth batch of four, bringing the other two to a draw.

Карлсен сохранил титул чемпиона мира по шахматам

The Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and former citizen of Ukraine Sergey Karjakin. Photo: EPA

Magnus Carlsen is the 16th world champion. In the spring of 2013 he won the candidates tournament, and the fall in the match for the world title beat the then holder of the title of Indian Viswanathan Anand. A year Carlsen defended his title, defeating the same Ananda.

In the spring of this year Karjakin won the candidates tournament and became Carlsen’s opponent in the championship match.

Currently Carlsen tops the ranking of the International chess Federation (FIDE). Karjakin moved up to sixth place.

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