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Norway Carlsen knocks Anand off World Chess Champion throne. The Chess world has a new champion has following Magnus Carlsen’s 10th-round title-clinching draw against India’s Viswanathan Anand, Friday. In what was the crucial match, Carlsen took the title by drawing, finishing the game with a 6.5 to 3.5 score. The 22-year-old was only half-a-point away from becoming the new champion after winning a 6-3 lead on Thursday.

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Norway Carlsen knocks Anand off World Chess Champion throne

Published on Friday, 22nd November, 2013 at 15:47 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last Updated on 22nd November 2013 at 16:24.

The Chess world has a new champion has following Magnus Carlsen’s 10th-round title-clinching draw against India’s Viswanathan Anand, Friday.

Magnus Carlsen
The now World Chess Champion pictured before his Savoy Place match in London against Boris Gelfand earlier this yearMagnus Carlsen
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In what was the crucial match, Carlsen took the title by drawing, finishing the game with a 6.5 to 3.5 score.

The 22-year-old was only half-a-point away from becoming the new champion after winning a 6-3 lead on Thursday.

“I think today was a microcosm of the match. I just kept on playing and I made a few mistakes,” said now former champion Anand during the press conference after the match.

“I guess when it rains, it pours. I guess it’s fair to congratulate him.”

Mr. Carlsen took the stage and addressed the press, honoring Mr. Anand.

“Of course [Viswanathan Anand]’s been the World Champion for so long, one of the greatest of all time, and I’m very honored to have played against him,” stated Carlsen.

“I really hope he will come back again,” he added.



Published on Friday, 22nd November, 2013 at 15:47 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last updated on 22nd November 2013 at 16:24.

This post has the following tags: magnuscarlsen, norwaychess, viswanathananand.





  
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