Carlsen triumphed, but he has lost the fire of a champion

Carlsen triumphed, but he has lost the fire of a champion
Magnus Carlsen do battle in London last week Picture: Getty

Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen was slated by a disappointed chess world for the ‘cowardly’ way he offered a draw in his world title decider against Fabiano Caruana

To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man – but, in chess, the man has lost his fire. Game 12, the final game of regulation play in the World Championship, was there for Magnus Carlsen’s taking.

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