Carlsen: victory over Karjakin was the most difficult in the world Cup

Карлсен: победа над Карякиным была самой сложной в матчах чемпионата мира

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has admitted that the victory over the Russian Sergey Karjakin in a match for the world chess crown, which ended in new York, was for him the most difficult at the world Championships.

Opponents failed to reveal the winner for 12 games in classical chess, ending the confrontation in a draw — 6:6. Wednesday was the tie-break of four parties, where the Norwegian was stronger — 3:1. In the end, Carlsen defended the title in his birthday Wednesday, November 30, the world champion was 26 years old.

“It was very, very difficult. From the point of view of world Cup matches but this win was definitely the most difficult. It is rather comparable to the success in the candidates tournament in 2013, when I barely won,” said Carlsen journalists

Карлсен: победа над Карякиным была самой сложной в матчах чемпионата мира

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