Magnus Carlsen won his 4th straight World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen won his 4th straight World Chess Championship

World number one Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title, beating U.S. opponent Fabiano Caruana.

Following a record-breaking streak of 12 drawn games of regular chess, Carlsen beat Caruana in three time-limited games.

Carlsen, who has won the championship three times before and was the favourite to win the game, took a two-match lead and needed only a draw in the third tie-breaker to seal his victory. But Caruana resigned in the third as it became increasingly clear the Norwegian would win, BBC reported.

Players needed to win the best of four of these shortened games to take the title.

The Norwegian is ranked number one worldwide for fast-paced games, whereas Caruana is ranked at number 18.

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