FIDE President congratulates Magnus Carlsen

Dear Magnus!

I sincerely congratulate you on becoming the World Chess Champion for the second time. I fully share your joy in connection with one of the greatest achievements in your career.
Your wonderful play in this match represents your greatest achievement in recent years. No doubt, you bring joy to your many fans not only in Norway but all over the world.
It could not have happened without tremendous preparatory work in a team and commitment to chess. I want to express my special gratitude to your family: without their infinite energy, initiative and perseverance your victory would not be possible.

I wish you good health, happiness and bright victories!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov