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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.

World Chess Championship: Losing not an option for Vishwanathan Anand in Game 11 against Magnus Carlsen

It's advantage Carlsen, but there have been instances when C'ship matches have been decided in the last game.


World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen closes in on title after yet another draw against Viswanathan Anand

With 7th draw in 10 games, Carlsen leads 5.5-4.5 and is now 1 point away from retaining the crown.

Time running out for Viswanathan Anand after third straight draw against Magnus Carlsen in World Chess Championship

The shortest game of the match thus far was over in just over an hour, lasting a mere 20 moves.

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.

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.


The trash talk gambit

As Anand and Carlsen face off for the World Chess Championship, mindgames are part of play.

'Viswanathan Anand will be better in Worlds this time’

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will start as the underdog but has the backing of the chess world.

Defeated,drained but Viswanathan Anand plans next moves

The World Championship was a disappointment,but Anand says he will ‘not give up chess’.

Magnus Carlsen wins,a new era dawns in chess

Anand loses 3.5-6.5,surrenders World crown to 22-yr-old Norwegian.