Magnus Carlsen of Norway successfully defended his world chess championship title on Friday, extending an unbroken reign atop the game that began in 2013. He defeated his challenger, Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, in the most lopsided championship in recent memory, over a series of 11 games in Dubai that began two weeks ago.
Following the inexplicable blunders in games 8 and 9, Ian blundered again in game 11 to give Carlsen the edge he needed to end the championship match.
This was the position on the board after Ian pushed g3 on his 23rd move. Instantly, the computer’s evaluation plummeted from 0 to negative 8 — from dead-level terms to a clearly winning position for Carlsen. Read more here.