Magnus Carlsen took his chances well: Viswanathan Anand after chess championship defeat

Carlsen registered the first vistory of the tournament after the previous four games all ended in draws. The match went on for over five and a half hours.

updated: November 15, 2013 23:39 IST
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Defending champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday conceded that his counter play did not work well in the fifth game of World Chess Championship match that the Indian lost after a long and typical grind against challenger Magnus Carlsen here.

"Somehow my counter play did not materialise. There are many continuations, Rd4 was the decisive mistake," said Anand, who played with black pieces today, in the post-game conference at the Hyatt here.

22-year-old Calrsen, who drew the first blood after a tentative start to his campaign, said he was quite happy to have gone one up with seven games to go.

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