Viswanathan Anand Draws Game 5 vs Magnus Carlsen in World Chess Championship

Playing with white pieces this time, Viswanathan Anand played it safe against Magnus Carlsen in Game five of the World Chess Championship.

Updated: November 14, 2014 21:52 IST
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Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, and India's former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, right, during the World Chess Championship match.


Sochi: Viswanathan Anand missed out on an opportunity to press for serious advantage and settled for a draw with defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the fifth game of the world chess championship now underway here. (Highlights)

The third draw in five games restored the parity and the scores now stand at 2.5-2.5 with seven games still remaining in the million Euros match.

After a day's rest Anand yet again looked for an advantage with white pieces and Carlsen was pushed to the wall once more. However, just when the world thought it could be a dangerous advantage in Anand's favour, the Indian ace erred and took a safer path, allowing Carlsen to liquidate to a drawn rook and minor piece endgame.

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