Carlsen, Nepomniachtchi surpass 1978 Karpov-Korchnoi match record, world champion wins

00:18   4 December, 2021

In the 6th game of the World Chess Championship in Dubai, reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway), 31, and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia), 31, have surpassed the record for the most number of moves in this competition.

A total of 136 moves were made in this game, and, ultimately, Carlsen won after five draws in the previous matches.

The previous record the most number of moves in the World Chess Championship was set in the 1978 match between Anatoly Karpov and Viktor Korchnoi, with 124 steps.

Magnus Carlsen is defending the world champion’s title for the fourth time.

The winner of the World Chess Championship will receive €1.2 million (€1.1 million in the tie-break), while the loser— €800 thousand (€900 thousand in the tie-break).



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