Magnus Carlsen becomes five-time World Blitz champion

Magnus Carlsen becomes five-time World Blitz champion

Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen has added yet another title to his huge collection of awards, taking the 2019 World Blitz crown in the Russian capital of Moscow.

After 21 tours, the 29-year-old chess grand master scored 16.5 points together with American counterpart Hikaru Nakamura, with the winner being decided in a tie-break where the Norwegian talent took the upper hand.

Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik finished third with one more representative of Russia, Alexander Grishuk, taking fourth place in the final standings, RT reported.

With his victory, Carlsen becomes a five-time World Blitz champion, winning the title for the third straight year.

On December 28, the Norwegian also claimed the World Rapid chess crown.