World chess championship: Third game between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen also drawn

Viswanathan Anand is the defending world champion. Twelve games will be played over 20 days to determine the best in the world.

updated: November 12, 2013 21:19 IST
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Chennai: Defending champion Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday gave his Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen a scare despite playing with black pieces even though the third game of the World Chess Championship clash ended in a long-grinding draw in Chennai.

The third game today turned out to be a hard fought affair lasting 51 moves after a rather sedate start that had seen the first two games ending in draws without any real excitement.

Midway into the third game today, Anand appeared to have seized the initiative with some 'spot on' manoeuvres, but world number one Carlsen saved the situation with his counter play.

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