The world championship final was originally scheduled for the second half of 2020, but was postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic. The 14-game match was scheduled to take place in Dubai from 24 November to 10 December 2021.
Magnus Carlsen once again defended his world title, this time for the fourth time, after winning the 7.5 points needed to claim the throne after just 11 games in the final.
The Norwegian star forced Nyepomnyascsij to give up the game in the 49th move. Carlsen won another victory to win the match 7.5-3.5 and defend his world title for the fourth time.
The world number one leads the world rankings with 2,855 ELO points.