Magnus Carlsen is Still King, Retains Title after Winning the World Chess Championship 2016 Match


The World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, retains his title after winning 2 of the 4 rapid games in the tie-break round. See match breakdown of the rapid round below:

Carlsen, MagnusNOR½½113
Karjakin, SergeyRUS½½001

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The rapid games were necessary after the match was even at 6 points apiece after 12 rounds of classical-format games, the match breakdown of which follow:

Carlsen, MagnusNOR2853½½½½½½½0½1½½6
Karjakin, SergeyRUS2772½½½½½½½1½0½½6

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The Challenger, Sergey Karjakin, regardless of the loss in the match, but because of his solid plays to even the score at the end of Round 12, his ratings picked up. He gained 13 ELO points in the December 2016 ratings list, now ranked at number 6, from number 9 in November.


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