Carlsen Retains Crown

A big thanks to everyone who supported me on this interesting journey. Two down, five to go.

“A big thanks to everyone who supported me on this interesting journey. Two down, five to go.”


World chess champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen retained his title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia on Sunday.

The reigning world champion punished Anand for his misadventurous exchange sacrifice on move 24 to wrap up the game in 45 moves.The final score at the end of 11th round stands at 6.5-4.5 in favour of Carlsen.

With this win, Carlsen retains the title that he wrested from Anand in Chennai last year.

If you feel like playing some chess, why don’t you head down to the local club (see here for more details), I promise we are not all as good as Magnus!

Liam has been coming to Cumnor Chess Club since he was wearing short trousers and now captains the first team. His interests include Chess, Oxford United, Chess and Chess. He shows you can be handsome and good at Chess.

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