Chess: Carlsen fights back from brink to overcome Nakamura in 38-game epic

Over 100,000 online spectators watched the seven-day marathon between the world and US championsMagnus Carlsen fought back from the verge of defeat on Thursday as the world champion clinched his seven-day, 38-game match against Hikaru Nakamura by four sets to three after the US champion took a one-set lead on several occasions.Nakamura, in the form of his life at age 32, was one up with two to play before Carlsen won the final blitz game then set up an impregnable fortress with the black pieces in the Armageddon game, which gave him a draw on the board and the full point under the match rules. Related: Chess: Magnus Carlsen continues record winning run going into Tour finals Related: Chess: England aim for place in top group as 163-team Olympiad begins Continue reading…

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