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So Cralsen is the new champ, in 10 games. After yet another win in game 9.
by das monde on Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 at 02:47:36 PM EST
CARlsen won - but through the draw in game 10 - giving him the 6.5 necessary to win

Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen has become the world champion, beating Indian title holder Viswanathan Anand.

Carlsen, 22, secured a draw to win the World Chess Championship in 10 games, with two left to play.

Carlsen won the match in Chennai, India, with a score of 6.5-3.5. He has now achieved the highest rating of all time.

But he misses out on being the youngest player to win the title. That honour goes to the Russian Garry Kasparov.

He was younger by just a few weeks.

Speaking at a press conference after the victory, Carlsen said he was "very very happy to have won and to have completed this match.

"Let's write the history books later!" he added.

Carlsen has won 60% of the total prize fund of $2.24m (£1.4m), while Anand takes home the rest.


Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 at 04:57:20 PM EST
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