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The Latest: Norwegian retains chess title

Associated Press Associated Press 1/12/2016
Sergey Karjakin, left, of Russia, and defending champion Magnus Carlsen, of Norway, concentrate on the board during the tie breaker round of the World Chess Championship, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) © The Associated Press Sergey Karjakin, left, of Russia, and defending champion Magnus Carlsen, of Norway, concentrate on the board during the tie breaker round of the World Chess Championship, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK — The Latest on the World Chess Championship (all times local):

7 p.m.

Reigning champ Magnus Carlsen of Norway has defeated Sergey Karjakin (SEHR'-gay kar-YAH'-keen) of Russia in the World Chess Championship in New York City.

Carlsen retained his title Wednesday night by winning the best-of-four speed games with two wins and two draws.

Organizers estimate that 6 million people around the world followed the series of quick tie-breaking games — sort of like sudden death play in football.

The championship prize is $1.1 million divided between the two players. The winner gets 60 percent.

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3:30 p.m.

The World Chess Championship has come down to a series of lightning-fast games that will determine whether the title goes to reigning champ Magnus Carlsen of Norway or challenger Sergey Karjakin (SEHR'-gay kar-YAH'-keen) of Russia.

The two are facing off Wednesday in New York.

After 12 games played in the past three weeks, it's still a tie between the world's two top grandmasters.

Organizers expect about 6 million people around the world plan to follow a series of quick tie-breaking games — sort of like sudden death play in football.

The championship prize is $1.1 million divided between the two players. The winner gets 60 percent.

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