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Magnus Carlsen beats Viswanathan Anand to become world chess champion
November 22, 2013, 5:39 pm

 22-year-old challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway became the new world chess champion as he defeated defending champion Viswanathan Anand 6.5-3.5 in the World Chess Championship on Friday.

Carlsen achieved the feat by drawing the tenth game of the 12-game event. He also became the second youngest to win the world title after chess legend Garry Kasparov, who also won as 22-year-old in 1985.

Anand is "disappointed" and says sorry to his fans. "I was simply not able to execute my strategy."

Five-time champion Anand failed to produce the kind of form he is known for in this title clash as he lost three of the ten games played at his home town Chennai. Seven of the 10 games were ended in exciting draws.

Young Carlsen was a draw away from the world title after beating Anand with black pieces in the ninth game on Thursday.

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