Norway Magnus Carlsen wins FIDE world chess championship

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Carlsen wins 60% of the 2 million-euro prize offered by the championship.

DUBAI (AP) — Chess master Magnus Carlsen of Norway defended his title and won the FIDE World Championship on Friday in Dubai.

He beat Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, securing the one point he needed to cross the seven point threshold to win the global tournament held at Dubai’s Expo 2020 this month in the United Arab Emirates.

Carlsen wins 60% of the 2 million-euro prize offered by the championship.