Magnus Carlsen clinched third World Chess Championship


NEW YORK:  Norwegian Magnus Carlsen defeated Russian Challenger Sergei Karyakin in the World Chess Championship and secured a Champion title for the third consecutive time.

Carlsen has become a chess champion by this win. The other chess legend includes Garry Kasparov, who dominated the game for 15 years.

On Wednesday, The fight for world chess crown finished in the dramatic tiebreaker after Carlsen won the match with nine draws.

In the earlier round of match, the game faced rapid play rule which lasted at an average of six hours. 

The Norwegian player has played several famous tournaments this year. Earlier, he has defeated US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in the month of October.

In 2013 and 2014, Carlsen won the championship organized by the International Chess Federation, FIDE by defeating Indian Viswanathan Anand.

Vladimir Kramnik was the last Russian player to clinch the title in 2007.

The chess competition primarily offered prize money of 600,000 euros ($637,000) for the winner and 400,000 euros for the losers, but later it was changed to 550,000 and 450,000 euros.