Norway's Magnus Carlsen smiles at a news conference after clinching the FIDE World Chess Championship Friday in Chennai, India, on Friday. Babu/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Norway's Magnus Carlsen Is New Chess World Champion

The 22-year-old prodigy defeated India's Viswanathan Anand over 10 games in Chennai, India. Carlsen becomes the highest-rated player of all time.

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