Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen in the match against former Ukrainian Sergey Karjakin defended his title of world chess champion.
In new York the two strongest chess player of our time spent 12 classic games and the name of the world champion was determined after the fourth game tie-break.
Seven games ended in a draw. In the eighth Karjakin 21 Nov managed 52-stroke victory. The Russians remained without undue risk to defend, four of the party, but this task he failed. In the tenth instalment on a 20-m course Karjakin has declared a perpetual check, and in 56-m course made a bad move with the rook. Carlsen took advantage and equalized. After that, the chess players, especially without straining, brought the case before daybreak. The tie-break to Carlsen in the day of his birth won with the score 3:1 and retained the title of strongest chess player of our time.
“It was a great match for me. Sergey Karjakin is a very serious contender, and I thank him for the fight. I would also like to thank my team, sponsors, organizers and to all my fans,” said Norwegian chess player.
Magnus Carlsen became the world champion in November 2013 by beating Viswanathan Anand. Since then, the Norwegian has twice defended their status in the fight for the chess crown.
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