Magnus Carlson has successfully defended his title in the World Chess Championship in Dubai with ease. The 31-year-old Norwegian made against his Russian challenger January Nepomnjaschtschi already in the eleventh of a maximum of 14 games all clear and sat down on Friday with a total of four wins and a score of 7.5: 3.5 for the fifth time ahead of the chess crown on.
After Magnus Carlson had put the chess crown in Dubai Exhibition Center for the fifth time, the Norwegians blew once vigorously. Visibly relieved, he analyzed the key features with his fidgety challenger January Nepomnjaschtschi while in his home country the corks popped.
The 31-year-old made against his Russian counterparts already in the eleventh of a maximum of 14 games all clear and remains after his triumph on Friday, he met the fourth overall victory and a score of 7.5: 3.5 made perfect, for now eight world champions.
. I am very happy I did not expect this course, said Carlson satisfied: After five games were five draws and I had little opportunity rauszuholen more But then it just clicked, and it worked better for me. I never thought so much of them to move on.
He's a pretty solid chess players become Carlson's father Henrik said jokingly: This is very important for us Norwegians, I'm proud of, it's time to celebrate. The whole country was feverish before the screens — and the national hero did not disappoint.
eight-hour duel sets the course
On Friday Nero tried as he is known in the chess world, with the white pieces everything again. But the 31-year-old grabbed the 23 train again completely wrong and played an absolute Verlustzug that took him all the odds. As a result, Carlson put adjusted his opponents. Nero resisted until the 49th train, but then had to give a chance hit.
The preliminary Carlson had succeeded last Friday, in a memorable record match that Nepomnjaschtschi had sustained broken. Only after midnight, after 136 trains and nearly eight hours of play, the Russians gave up. It was the longest World Cup duel of the story — and gave Carlson a good tailwind.
While Carlson subsequently played out his experience and made no more mistakes, Nero often acted too hastily and afforded Patter that are unforgivable at this level. Carlson won twice with the white and black pieces, the first five games have all ended draw. In addition, Carlson could look forward to prize money of 1.2 million euros, Nepomnjaschtschi received 800,000 euros.
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thus, Carlson remains sovereign world champion since 2013, he holds the title already. At that time he had prevailed at the age of 22 years against the Indian Viswanathan Anand. A year later, he defended the title against the Indians successful, just like in 2016 against Sergei Bargain and 2018 against Fabiano Mariana.
However, Carlson had against Mariana and Bargain significantly heavier game. The duel against Mariana decided after twelve draws in classical chess until the tiebreak, where chess is played. Against Bargain he had a residue of a victory to catch up and also won after extra time.
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The next World Chess Championship to be held either in late 2022 or early 2023, as the world governing body FIDE had informed in advance. The candidates' tournament with eight participants, is determined in the Carlson's next challenger is to be held in the second half of next year — Nero is automatically qualified.
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