Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defends his World Chess Championship crown – again

Magnus CarlsenPhoto: AP Photo / Jon Gambrell

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen managed to defend his World Chess Championship crown on Friday. He defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in three hours and 20 minutes, and by doing so, he secured his fifth title.

Carlsen’s tally of 7.5 in the best-of-14 game series means he has once again succeeded in defending the coveted World Chess Champion crown. 

With this victory, Carlsen’s World Chess Champion status will extend to more than a decade by the time the next championship takes place.

Carlsen first became the World Chess Champion in 2010. He is now only weeks away behind Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov’s tenure at the top of the world of chess.

“I would say that Garry dominated for 20 years. And even if I were to win this championship, I would still have a way to go to reach his heights,” Carlsen told CNN before the start of this championship.

“And if I don’t, that will not lose me any sleep,” he added.

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