Magnus Carlsen is crowned World Champion!

Carlsen the King

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:

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