Magnus Carlsen of Norway has won the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time after defeating challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Carlsen sealed victory following three weeks of play and a series of tiebreakers in New York.
Karjakin tied against Carlsen in

12 regular rounds but was beaten in the final phase of four quickfire games.Organisers said the event was followed by about six million chess fans around the world. The prize of 1.1 million dollars is divided between the two players with the winner taking 60 per cent.

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