World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand Draws vs Magnus Carlsen in Game 1

Playing with white pieces, Viswanathan Anand drew the first game of the 2014 World Chess Championship against 23-year-old defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway.

Updated: November 09, 2014 00:59 IST
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Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, and India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand, right, shake hands before the World Chess Championship match.


Sochi, Russia: Indian ace Viswanathan Anand played out a fighting draw with defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the World Chess championship, here on Saturday.

Having drawn the white pieces in the drawing of lots, Anand went for the blood on expected lines but Carlsen, after some initial problems in the Grunfeld defense came out with flying colours and gave the Tiger of Madras a tough time.

With one of the preparations backfiring against an agile Magnus, it will be up to team Anand to look for remedial measures especially with white pieces as even though the Indian went up by almost 30 minutes on the clock in the opening phase.

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