Challenger and Champion Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen settle for a draw in Game 4 of the World Chess Championship.
The battle between the two best chess players in the world just got hotter as Vishwananthan Anand and Magnus Carlsen settled for a draw in the 4th game of the World Chess Championship in Sochi, Russia. The game went on for 47 moves, after which the two called it quits and were content with 2 points each. The World Chess Championship is a tournament where there is a champion and a challenger. They play a series of 12 matches to determine who the winner is.
Until now, there have been 4 matches where Anand and Carlsen have won one a piece and drawn 2 games. This makes the upcoming matches even more interesting. Magnus had won the second game of the tournament, while Anand won the third. The first and second games were drawn.
Magnus Carlsen of Norway is the current World leader after he defeated reigning World Champion Vishwanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship in 2013. Vishwanathan Anand is a 5-time World Champion and would be eyeing his 6th title win. The Indian started off the game really well, but after the 11th move, he slowed down and went back to the defensive game he is best known for.
This is where, experts believe, he lost the match and from then on, it was only the Carlsen show. Thursday is a rest day and the 5th game will be played on Friday, November 14, 2014.