Norwegian Magnus Carlsen extended his dominance over the chess world on Wednesday by winning the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time on Wednesday, beating his Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in a tiebreaker.
Russian chess master Sergei Karyakin squares off against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway on Friday in an East-West clash that has sparked memories of classic Cold War encounters.
From a Nato chief's tweet to the top headlines on news sites, Norway on Thursday feted its three-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen a day after he beat Russia's Sergei Karyakin in a breathtaking tiebreaker.
Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen drew against Russian grandmaster Sergei Karyakin on Friday in the first game of a battle to determine the world's top player.
Neither reigning champ Magnus Carlsen of Norway nor Russian grandmaster Sergei Karyakin has claimed the world chess crown after 12 matches, throwing the tournament to four tie-break games scheduled for Wednesday.