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Carlsen wins Clutch Chess in absolute thriller

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won the final game on demand to beat Fabiano Caruana and pick up a total of $75,000 after a spectacular final day of the Clutch Chess International. Magnus struck first but the single draw in the next game came in the middle of a sequence of nine decisive games in a row. Fabiano notched up an amazing four comebacks in total but it was Magnus who won the most clutch game of all and got to employ the “shush” celebration that had once backfired so badly against the same opponent.

The idea of “clutch” chess was inspired by basketball, and Magnus Carlsen compared the final match to that sport:

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