With a draw today, Magnus Carlen wins the 12-game World Championship Match in 10 games, 6.5:3.5 (+3 -0 =7), taking the title Viswanathan Anand has held since 2007.
Needing only a draw in Game 10 to become World Champion, Carlsen nevertheless declines a repetition of moves on move 22 and puts up a full fight for the win before shaking hands on move 65 (when the board is bare except for kings!). Here’s the final game:
Congratulations to Magnus for his victory! He continues to shatter the highest expectations with his skill and tenacity. Three cheers!
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) November 22, 2013
« So happy to finally become World Champion!! Thanks for all your support! » Magnus Carlsen pic.twitter.com/fmsRveBhmi
— Europe-Echecs (@EuropeEchecs) November 22, 2013
— Natalia Pogonina (@Pogonina) November 22, 2013
— Nigel Short (@nigelshortchess) November 22, 2013
— Mark Crowther (@MarkTWIC) November 22, 2013
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