Valiant effort from Caruana, but Carlsen is the greatest

2018 World Chess Champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen with his gold medal and trophy during the closing ceremony of the World Championship Match on Wednesday last, in London, England. Carlsen defeated the USA’s Fabiano Caruana, thus retaining his title. The 12 classical games were all drawn and the match went into overtime during which Carlsen prevailed with three victories. (Photo: Niki Riga)

“Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen, World Champion once more! Valiant fight from Caruana. Pushed Magnus to show his best, and, unfortunately for Caruana, today he did!” – A tweet from Garry Kasparov,  a previous World Chess Champion

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen retained his title in London, England, on Wednesday last, as he outplayed his worthwhile challenger Fabiano Caruana.

The classical games in the 12-game series were drawn, leaving the match in a stalemate. Classical games are the ones which give the players elaborate playing time. For example, the time control was 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move one…..

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