Displaying amazing resolve, Magnus Carlsen bounced back to thwart Hikaru Nakamura’s bid to force the tie-breaker and won the New in Chess Classic rapid online title on Sunday.

Having won the first match of the final on Saturday, Carlsen gained the 2-2 draw he needed. In fact, Carlsen reached a completely winning position in the fourth game but accepted Nakamura’s draw-offer.


Nakamura started well by winning the first game. He held a better position but settled for a draw in the second. Thereafter, it was Carlsen’s turn to win. In a must-win situation to stay alive in the final, Nakamura messed up his position in the fourth game and conceded defeat by offering a draw.

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