Photos: Carlsen beats Anand to become chess' new king

 

 Photos: Carlsen beats Anand to become chess new king

Ready for the final battle: Norway's Magnus Carlsen (R) shakes hands with India's Viswanathan Anand before they play during the FIDE World Chess Championship in Chennai. Reuters

 

India's Viswanathan Anand (L) plays against Norway's Magnus Carlsen during the FIDE World Chess Championship in the southern Indian city of Chennai November 22, 2013. REUTERS

Viswanathan Anand (L) plays against Norway's Magnus Carlsen during the FIDE World Chess Championship in Chennai. Carlsen tilted the scales in his favour with two consecutive wins in the fifth and sixth games of the 12-round world championship.
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Norway's Magnus Carlsen speaks during a news conference as India's Viswanathan Anand (R) looks on after Carlsen clinched the FIDE World Chess Championship in the southern Indian city of Chennai November 22, 2013. Carlsen replaces Anand as world chess champion. REUTERS

Magnus Carlsen speaks during a news conference while Viswanathan Anand (R) looks on after Carlsen clinched the FIDE World Chess Championship in Chennai. Carlsen won with a 6.5 to 3.5 score, having won twice as black and once as white. Carlsen beat home-favourite Viswanathan Anand to clinch the title. REUTERS

 

Norway's Magnus Carlsen smiles as he speaks with the media at a news conference after clinching the FIDE World Chess Championship in the southern Indian city of Chennai November 22, 2013. Carlsen replaces India's Viswanathan Anand as world chess champion. REUTERS

The new king of Chess, Magnus Carlsen is all smiles are winning the FIDE World Chess Championship in Chennai. That smile leaves you in doubt as to why the UK edition of Cosmopolitan's “Sexiest Men of 2013" list has Carlsen on it. Also Carlsen is only 22 years old. REUTERS

 

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Updated Date: Nov 24, 2013 13:13:57 IST