Magnus Carlsen has held onto his title as world chess champion by beating Fabiano Caruana in tie-breaking games of rapid chess. Mr. Carlsen and Mr. Caruana were tied 6-6 after end of the regular games for the world chess championship.
Mr. Carlsen the current champion, has also been the world champion in two faster kinds of chess – ‘rapid chess’ and ‘blitz chess’. This helped him greatly in the faster tie-breaking games. Mr. Carlsen said he had a “really good day.”
Mr. Carlsen won the first three rapid games of the tie-breakers, which meant that there was no need for a fourth game. That means Mr. Carlsen is still the world chess champion. He won’t have to defend his title again for another two years.
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