Magnus Carlsen beats Viswanathan Anand in sixth game, leads world chess championship 4-2

Anand trails Carlsen by two points to four with six matches left to play. The first player to win 6.5 points wins the championship. The Indian Grand Master played with white pieces on Saturday.

updated: November 16, 2013 22:04 IST
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World champion Viswanathan Anand struggled once again with his white pieces and suffered a painful defeat against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the sixth game of the world chess championship here on Saturday.

After a shocking loss from a drawn position in the fifth game, Anand looked prepared to strike back but the Berlin defense yet again came in his way as Carlsen demonstrated his superior skills on the board once more in a drawn endgame to beat the world champion.

The Indian is now at a make-or-break situation and the next game will be most crucial to the final outcome of the match. As things stand, after six games and half way through, Carlsen leads the match 4-2, needing just 2.5 points more from next six to become the next world champion.

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