World Chess Championship, Game 6: Viswanathan Anand Loses to Magnus Carlsen, Trails Match By One Point

Viswanathan Anand lost Game 6 of the World Chess Championship against Norway's Magnus Carlsen, who is now leading with 3.5 points. Anand has 2.5 points half-way into the match in Sochi.

Updated: November 15, 2014 23:02 IST
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Anand and Carlsen in action during the World Chess Championship.

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Sochi: Viswanathan Anand failed to capitalise on an optical blunder by Magnus Carlsen and went on to lose the sixth game of the World Chess Championship, here on Saturday.(Highlights)

Carlsen, thanks to the lucky victory, surged ahead in the match for the second time and now leads the latch by 3.5-2.5 at exactly the half way stage with six games still remaining.

At the same point last year. The Norwegian had taken a two points lead at this point in the match and it was all effectively over for Anand.

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