Viswanathan Anand Tastes First Defeat vs Magnus Carlsen in World Chess Championship

Playing with black pieces this time, Anand had some problems against Carlsen, who is the top-ranked chess player in the world.

Updated: November 09, 2014 23:45 IST
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Anand (L) and Carlsen during the second game of the World Chess Championship.

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Sochi: Defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway drew the first blood by defeating challenger Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championship here on Sunday.

It turned out to be a shocking defeat for Anand, who played the black side of a Ruy Lopez after what appeared like a seemingly innocuous position for the Indian ace.

The spectators online from across the world were cheering for Anand on various social media networks after he got a tangible posiiton from what seemed like a complete lost position and this was when the Indian missed the thread and played an inexplicable blunder to let the game end on an abrupt note.

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