Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen draw in Game 7

Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen draw in Game 7

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Indian ace Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen draw in Game 7 of the World Chess Championship.

The 12-match series of the World Chess Championship is just getting so much more exciting as the end draws near. On November 17, 2014, 5-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand held the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen for a draw in a thrilling match that went on for 122 moves. This draw comes on the back of a stunning defeat for Anand, who made a double blunder in the 6th game.

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After doing all the hard work from game 1 to 5, Anand lost his plot completely as he made a very rare error, which gifted the match to Carlsen. The Norwegian is currently up 3.5-2.5 in the 12 match series. To win from here, Anand will have to put up a really spectacular performance.

Anand started the game on the back foot as Carlsen kept up his attack from the last match, but Anand was quick to recover from his slow start. By the end of the game, the only outcome that was possible was a draw, but Anand will be happy as he can sleep knowing he saved this match from a defeat.

Vishwanathan will have to think quickly of how to neutralize Calrsen’s advantage, since there are only 5 games remaining. Playing under pressure, Anand will take some heart from this draw and hope to win his 6th World Champion title.

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