I had to give it a shot, says Viswanathan Anand

The Indian ace mentioned it was a moment of excitement that led to the blunder.

updated: November 21, 2013 21:42 IST
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Chennai: His title defense in tatters after suffering another loss, world champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said he was left with little choice and decided to go for the kill in the ninth game as he had to drastically change the course of the match.

Going into the ninth game with a two-game deficit, Anand said he had to give it a shot.

"In general, the match situation did not leave me with much of a choice. I had to give it a shot, I saw a couple of moments where I could exit but I decided to give it a shot. It seemed very dangerous for black," the defending champion said.

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