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Sergey Karjakin withdraws from Altibox Norway Chess

The World Championship challenger Sergey Karjakin has canceled participation in the upcoming Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Chessdom.com confirmed.

Karjakin’s manager Kiryllos Zangalis stated that with a new status of Carlsen’s challenger Karjakin needs to focus on the preparation for the World Championship match. In addition, the Stavanger event comes only three weeks after the exhausting Candidates Tournament.

Sergey Karjakin

Sergey Karjakin

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