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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen retains title

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By ITN News Editor November 29, 2018 16:18

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen retains title

World number one Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title, beating US opponent Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker event. He beat Caruana in three time-limited games, ending the American’s hopes of becoming the first US champion since Bobby Fischer won in 1972.This showdown followed a record-breaking streak of 12 drawn games of regular chess.

Carlsen, who has won the championship three times before and was the favourite to win the game, took a two-match lead and needed only a draw in the third tie-breaker to seal his victory. But Caruana resigned in the third as it became increasingly clear the Norwegian would win. Players needed to win the best of four of these shortened games to take the title.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 29, 2018 16:18
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