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Carlsen is the world champion after a compelling finale

Magnus Carlsen (28) is world champion in blitz.

He played very well on the energy the first day, and ended after the first 12 parties with a shared management team with the Russian Vladislav Artemiev.

today was the last nine played. Where delivered Carlsen convincingly, but there was still drama to the very end.

Uff. I was a little nervous the last few parties. I noticed that I had very much energy at the start, but it is difficult to be properly gear all the way. So it was in the last round too, " says Carlsen.

- It was just to roll up your sleeves and do the work, " says Carlsen to the Norwegian broadcasting corporation.

Carlsen was with this historical. He took his fourth world CHAMPIONSHIP title in the blitz, it has no clear before him. He has also taken his tenth world title overall - it is a new record.

Solid games

in Total, it took Carlsen six victories and played three draw on the energy the last day.

Innlendingsvis he won against Anish Giri.

So he adds 2018:

- I have played a little fast and the blitz. I play more in 2019. In langsjakk there came also a big highlight. But the goal is to get better, " says Carlsen.

Carlsen came also through the blitz world CHAMPIONSHIP without losing.


Carlsen had everything in their hands in the second-to-last pariet, when opponent Jan Nepomnjasjtsjij came too late. But Carlsen took a "gentleman-draw".

Nepomnjasjtsjij to have forgotten the time when he was talking with a buddy on the back.

I sat in the main press theatre waiting for visitors and residents alike. There is no display. It was I who offered. It was two minutes difference. I think that's too much. He accepted it. I think Carlsen handled the situation well, " says Nepomnjatsjij to NRK.

Carlsen will win on the fairly show, " he says to the harmless.

Total played 21 parties in the blitz world CHAMPIONSHIP.

Carlsen is also the reigning world champion in blitz. He also has world CHAMPIONSHIP gold in the discipline from 2009 and 2014. Earlier in the fall secured Carlsen his fourth consecutive world title in the traditional langsjakken.

Carlsen leads the blitz world CHAMPIONSHIP after the first day
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