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MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov expressed his appreciation on Monday to Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin for his decent game at the World Chess Championship in New York last month.
Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway retained his title last week on Wednesday defeating his Russian challenger 3-1 in a series of tie-break’s rapid games and sealed the final score of the match at 9-7.
"On behalf of the FIDE Presidential Council I wouold like to thank great Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin for his decent game for the title of the world champion," Ilyumzhinov said. "Karjakin and Carlsen managed to turn the game into the gram theater show. Millions of fans round the globe watched the game."
On November 28, Carlsen and Karjakin finished their 12th and final game of the World Chess Championship Match in New York with a draw. Their overall score after 12 games played was tied at 6-6 and both Grandmasters went for the series of tie-break games to finally decide on the title.
November 30 tie-breaker in New York was the third in the history of chess championships. The first one was in 2006, when Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik beat Bulgaria’s Veselin Topalov and the second one was in 2012, when Israel’s Boris Gelfand was defeated by India’s Viswanathan Anand.
Carlsen, who also celebrated his 26th birthday on November 30, became the 16th World Chess Champion after beating Viswanathan Anand in 2013 and defeated the title twice since then.