Absolutely superb: Win the WORLD cup for 12. time

The Norwegian skakgeni Magnus Carlsen triumphed once again, as he was Monday in Moscow was verdensmeter in lynskak for the third time in a row and fifth time in

Absolutely superb: Win the WORLD cup for 12. time

The Norwegian skakgeni Magnus Carlsen triumphed once again, as he was Monday in Moscow was verdensmeter in lynskak for the third time in a row and fifth time in

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
30 December 2019 Monday 19:00
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Absolutely superb: Win the WORLD cup for 12. time

The Norwegian skakgeni Magnus Carlsen triumphed once again, as he was Monday in Moscow was verdensmeter in lynskak for the third time in a row and fifth time in total.

The 29-year-old Norwegian defeated the japanskfødte american Hikura Nakamura after a dramatic replay.

this ended the first batch with a draw, before Carlsen secured the WORLD cup title, which is his 12. WORLD cup gold in his career in the different disciplines.

After the 21 parties had both Carlsen and Nakamura by 16.5 points, and therefore they had out in the playoffs.

- It was a huge relief to win this final. It would have been very hard, if it was glippet to finish, says Magnus Carlsen, according to NRK.

Magnus Carlsen also won the WORLD cup in lynskak in Riyadh in 2017 and in St. Petersburg in 2018. In 2009, he became the world champion in Moscow, as he did in 2014, in Dubai.

Saturday, he was also world champion in hurtigskak, when he played a draw against the same Nakamura and reached eight victories, and seven times in a draw in Russia.

With the victory in the lynskak is Magnus Carlsen, both the world champion in regular chess, hurtigskak and lynskak at the moment.

The so-called treble gave the Norwegian by 2014.

In hurtigskak players have less time for reflection than in regular chess, and in lynskak, the time is screwed down further.

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