Jörgen Granstedt is 3rd time World Champion

Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden) just became backgammon World Champion a few minutes ago, defeating another former World Champion from 1989, Joe Russell (USA).

Joe, undefeated until the finals, had to face Jörgen, who after his loss in the main bracket, had to win 9 matches in a row and beat Joe twice to take the title.

Jörgen Granstedt is the only person winning the title in Monte-Carlo three times (1999, 2001 and 2016).

Congratulations !