The Russian player won the first victory in championship match

Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin

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Contender for the title of world chess champion Russian Sergey Karjakin won their first victory against the current title holder Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, reports “Interfax”

The Russians won in the eighth game of the match, held in new York, Carlsen conceded defeat at the 53rd move of the game.

The previous seven games of this match ended in a draw, after his victory Karjakin led the score 4,5:3,5. The next party will be held on Wednesday, November 23.

All the players will play among themselves 12 games with a time control 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and 15 minutes before end of party with addition of 30 seconds per move starting from the first. If after 12 games there is a draw, Carlsen and Karjakin will play a tie-break, which will be held on November 30.

Carlsen became the world champion in 2013, winning the championship match against Indian Viswanathan Anand. A year later, the Norwegian and the Indian once again played a match for the world title, and victory again went to Norway.

Karyakin in March 2016 won the candidates tournament, one point ahead of American Fabiano Caruana. For the Russian match for the title — first in his career.

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