Tuesday, December 3, 2013

News Flash: New World Chess Champion


Great news for chess enthusiasts, Magnus Carlsen from Norway and only 22 years old has claimed the World Chess Championship title.

As reported in the New York Times:
Magnus Carlsen, the 22-year-old Norwegian who has been the most dominant chess player since 2010, finally broke through on Friday to win the game’s most important title, the world championship, for the first time.
He defeated Viswanathan Anand, 43, of India, the titleholder since 2007, and he did not lose a game in the best-of-12 series, which was held in Anand’s hometown, Chennai.  
The championship has long been dominated by players from Russia and, before that, the Soviet Union. Carlsen is only the second player from the West to become champion since World War II, and the first since Bobby Fischer, the eccentric American who held the title from 1972 to 1975. 

Congratulations to Magnus!

To read the New York Times article in it's entirety click on the following link

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