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Carlsen defended his title of World Chess Champion | Chess

Magnus Carlsen defended world title / by Salah Malkawi / Getty Images

Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen defended the title of world chess champion.

After draws in all 12 classic chess matches for the world crown between Carlsen and American Fabiano Caruana the grand masters had a tiebreak. The winner had to decide within the framework of four games according to the Rapid rules: 25 minutes per game and 10 seconds per turn. In the end, Carlsen won the first three games and defended his world title.

Match for the world title. Tie break

Fabiano Caruana (USA) – Magnus Carlsen (Norway) – 0: 3

Score of the match – 6: 9

Note that the 27-year-old Norwegian has the title of world champion since 2013 and in London held his third successful defense.

Interestingly, the prize fund of the match was 1 million euros. 60% received Carlsen, and the remaining 450 thousand euros went to Caruana. In addition, the chess players of the match will share 20% of the money earned from the sale of paid television broadcasts.

Recall Maria Muzychuk won the bronze of the women's world championship, while Chinese Ju Wenjun managed to defend the champion title.

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