Magnus Carlsen is proclaimed world chess champion

Magnus Carlsen is proclaimed world chess champion

Norway's Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his World Chess Championship title on Friday, extending an uninterrupted rule at the start of the game that began in 2013. He defeated his challenger, Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, in a match that lasted three hours and 20 minutes to get his fifth title as champion.

The final took place during Expo 2020 in Dubai.

An error by Nepomniachtchi in move 23 turned out to be crucial, leaving him at the end of the game. That was all Carlsen needed to achieve victory.

The game with 136 moves was the longest in the history of the world championship and both players were visibly tired after their efforts.

Carlsen's four-point victory margin is the largest in 100 years, according to The Guardian.