On 10th December, Chess Grand Master Magnus Carlsen won the 2021 FIDE World Chess Championship after defeating Russian Grand Master Ian Nepomniachtchi with the black pieces. GM Ian made a big blunder and lost his fourth game in the match. The final score was 7.5-3.5 favoring Carlsen. He won 1.2 million euros. Whereas, his opponent won 800,000 euros.
The large difference in margin of victory made it the most one-sided world championship since the 1921 match of Jose Raul Capablanca of Cuba versus German Emmanuel Lasker 9-5. Such outcomes get one-sided in the initial stages.
With this Magnus continues his reign in the FIDE Chess Championship 5 times. After his win, Magnus talked to the media and said, “I’m relieved, of course, It’s hard to feel that great joy when the situation was so comfortable, to begin with, but I’m happy with a very good performance overall.”
Magnus Carlsen had defeated Viswanathan Anand in 2013 and 2014, Sergey Karjakin in 2016, and Fabiano Caruana in 2018.