He is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. The match opened with seven consecutive draws, before Karjakin won the eighth game. Carlsen evened the score by winning the tenth game. All other games were drawn, leaving the match at a 6–6 tie, so tie breaks decided the match. After two draws to begin the rapid chess tie break, Carlsen won the remaining two games to win the match and retain the title of World Chess Champion.