World chess championship: Viswanathan Anand loses 9th game, Magnus Carlsen half-a-point away from crown

A blunder in the 28th move by Viswanathan Anand gave the advantage to Magnus Carlsen, who won with black pieces again.

updated: November 21, 2013 20:54 IST
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Chennai: Challenger Magnus Carlsen closed in on the crown after defeating defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship match here on Thursday.

On what turned out be a dramatic affair, Anand missed out on his chances in white pieces and suffered a painful defeat that almost sealed the fate of the match.

Carlsen now leads 6-3 and needs just half a point from the remaining three games to become the new world champion.

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