Norway's Chess Masters Magnus Carlson has clinched the FIDE World Championship title. He has lifted his trophy by defeating Ian Nepomniachi of Russia 7.5-3.5. This is Carlson's 5th world title. He had defeated Nepomaniachi by scoring the one point required to cross the 7-point mark.
The 4-point win is the biggest win in the last 100 years: Carlsen, the 11th player in the Best of 14-Game series, has won the title in three hours and 20 minutes. Carlson has taken advantage of Nepamaniachi's mistake to win a thrilling victory after a series of games were drawn. Carlson won 60 percent of the prize of about Rs 17.13 crore (two million euros) presented by the championship. After the Nepomniachchi defeat, he has said that he is trying to understand that he said that he made a mistake. He has said that the things that happened to me here, never happened before. I have made some big mistakes in my career.
The sixth bout was over in 136 moves: The first 5 rounds were drawn while Carlson clinched the 8-hour sixth round. He won after 136 moves, the longest in the history of the World Championships.