World Chess Championship 2018 begins in London

The World Chess Championship takes place biennially and features just two players who play 12 matches.

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    The World Chess Championship 2018 opened in London on Friday.

    American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is challenging the current Norwegian title holder, Magnus Carlsen - both in their 20s - in this 12-match championship.

    Carlsen became world champion five years ago when he was just 22. Caruana is a year younger and is considered a special talent, leaving chess experts undecided who will win.

    Al Jazeera’s Lee Wellings reports.


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