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Norway's Magnus Carlsen wins World Chess Championship for fourth time

Magnus Carlsen, who collected a winner's prize of 550,000 euros ($626,065), and his bespectacled opponent had drawn 12 out of 12 classical games through November.

Chess world title match comes down to rapid tiebreakers

A 12-game battle of brains between American challenger Fabiano Caruana and reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway has resulted in 12 straight draws.


Viswanathan Anand beats Jon Ludvig Hammer at Norway Chess, inches closer to Veselin Topalov

Viswanathan Anand used the hidden dynamics out of a decent opening to beat Hammer, who was outdone under pressure.

Viswanathan Anand stays at joint-third after draw with Hikaru Nakamura in Norway

Nakamura is now a full point behind the leader while Anand and Anish Giri of Holland are on three points apiece from their five games.

The lost cause

Like 2013, this year too Anand came up short against Carlsen.

I was not in best shape, says Magnus Carlsen

For Anand, he needs to find that last ounce of inspiration and innovation if he is to reclaim his crown.


Game eight between Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen fails to find a winner

Carlsen, not known for preparation, again matched Anand move for move like the last game.

World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand comes out unscathed against Magnus Carlsen in Game 7

The 122 move game lasted for 6 hours, making it the longest in the World Chess Championships.

Viswanathan Anand settle for a draw in fifth game with Magnus Carlsen

Third draw in 5 games restored parity and scores now stand at 2.5-2.5 with seven games still remaining.

Despite blunder, Magnus Carlsen seals sixth game

Carlsen surged ahead in the match for 2nd time and now leads by 3.5-2.5 at exactly the half way stage.