05:53 GMT21 January 2021
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    Norway’s Magnus Carlsen has defended the title of world chess champion, winning the tie-break against Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The tie-break, consisting of four games, took place on Wednesday in New York. Carlsen won the third and fourth games, thus beating Karjakin with an overall score of 3 to 1.

    Karjakin said at a press conference after the Wednesday tie-break that he was "completely not ready" for the rapid-game format and made a lot of mistakes that Carlsen used to secure his victory.

    During the 12 main games that Carlsen and Karjakin played on November 11-29, no winner emerged.

    Carlsen first won the title of the world chess champion in 2013 and then successfully defended it the next year.

    This year, the world chess championship prize is $1.1 million with the winner getting 60 percent of the monetary award.


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