Carlsen celebrates with cake, yoga and poker
Norway's Magnus Carlsen savoured his World Chess Championship victory in Russia on Sunday by eating cake, practicing yoga and playing poker with friends and family.
The 23-year-old Grandmaster retained his title, beating India's Viswanathan Anand 6.5 points to 4.5, after a gruelling two weeks of competitive chess.
Following the decisive weekend match, Carlsen toasted his victory with cake and poker in Sochi. The world number one was feeling a little ill and had a well-earned lie-in on Monday. The Norwegian did find the time and energy to do a yoga session later in the day to wind-down after the strain of the past weeks at the chess board.