Caruana, the 26-year-old Brooklyn-raised chess prodigy, would have been the first player in 46 years to win the FIDE World Chess Championship.
After 12 draws, Magnus Carlsen is once again the chess world champion https://t.co/PHIxNRSX3a
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) November 29, 2018
Carlsen, 27, took the crown Wednesday following a three-game tiebreaker round.
Carlsen won $860,000, while Caruana took home $700,000.
Carlsen’s ability to visualize and plot out moves before touching the pieces, and Caruana’s unshakable concentration, which guides his virtually flawless style, gave way to truly compelling play between the no. 1- and no. 2-ranked players in the world.
Congratulations to Fabiano for his outstanding achievements this year.
— Saint Louis Chess Club (@STLChessClub) November 28, 2018