Magnus Carlsen in the match against Fabiano Caruana

The current world champion Carlsen defeated the Challenger for the world chess crown on a tie-break.

The Norwegian Magnus Carlsen defeated American Fabiano Caruana in the match for the title of world chess champion.

It is reported by Interfax on Wednesday, November 28.

The current world champion Carlsen defeated the Challenger for the world chess crown on a tie-break. Previously 12 games finals, held in London, ended in a draw.

So, Carlsen defended the title of world champion.

Recall, Magnus Carlsen won the title in 2013, beating the then world champion Indian Viswanathan Anand. Previously, he won first place in the candidates tournament. The Norwegian became the 16th world champion. In 2014, he again defeated an opponent from India, and in 2016 – took precedence over the winner of the candidates tournament by Ukrainian Sergey Karjakin, who became naturalized and played for Russia.

In 2017, the candidates tournament was won by Caruana. Until the last round for the first place fought the whites, but in the end lost.

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