World champion Carlsen lost to 16 year old grandmaster from Iran

Despite the pandemic coronavirus, the strongest chess players of the planet carried out online tournaments. In the final match Banter Blitz Cup the current world chess champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen met with 16-year-old Iranian Alireza Perugia. And this confrontation ended with a sensation.

At the end of the 16 parties young Iranians managed to beat his titled opponent with a score of 8.5 to a 7.5. Victory brought Firuge 14 thousand dollars, Carlsen earned 9 thousand.

According to the competition regulations, the match consisted of 16 three-minute blitz games, to win was necessary to gain 8.5 points. In the event of a tie, appointed two more games, if no winner again – one. If you continue, the winner was not identified, was administered a series of 1-minute games until one of them didn’t end in anyone’s favor.

Iranian, despite his young age, in 2019 is the second in the world rapid championship, he was representing his country at chess Olympiads and participated in the team championship of the world.