Viswanathan Anand-Carlsen world chess championship game No.8 drawn

With just four games to go in the 12-game world championship, Magnus Carlsen retains his two-point lead over Viswanathan Anand.

updated: November 19, 2013 18:36 IST
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Chennai: World champion Viswanathan Anand got an easy draw with black as challenger Magnus Carlsen continued his march towards the throne after the end of the eighth game of the World Chess Championship here on Tuesday.

The morale boosting draw, first since the first game of the match, is likely to help Anand psychologically before the home stretch but the fact remains that the defending champion still has a lot to catch up.

For the records, Carlsen now leads by 5-3, just three draws or 1.5 points shy of winning his maiden world title with four games still to come in the 12-games match.

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