Magnus Carlsen wins world chess title

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Magnus Carlsen has retained his world chess title after beating Ian Nepomniachtchi in the World Cup Final.

Magnus Carlsen confirmed his place as the best chess player on the planet on Friday with a fourth win over Nepomniachtchi in Dubai.

Carlsen’s winning score of 7½-3½ with three games to spare is the most lopsided result in a world championship match for 100 years.

Nepomniachtchi, from Russia, made a number of silly blunders in the series which effectively handed the title to Carlsen.

The result means that Carlsen, takes home a 60% share of the €2m ($4million NZD) purse for winning the title.

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