UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)
Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, the current world champion, has broken the world record by playing 111 consecutive games without a loss in the classic format.
The 29-year-old Carlsen achieved that record after playing in the fourth round of the Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands against Dutch Grand Master Jorden van Foreest.
According to a statement from the International Chess Federation, the Russian chess player Sergei Tiviakov held the 110-match unbeaten record since 2005.
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