World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen Draws Marathon Game 7 vs Viswanathan Anand, Retains Match Lead

Viswanathan Anand, playing black pieces, drew a marathon seventh game of the World Chess Championship to Magnus Carlsen on Monday. Both players slugged it out over 122 moves.

Updated: November 18, 2014 09:14 IST
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Anand and Carlsen in action during the World Chess Championship in Sochi.

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Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the world chess championship against Magnus Carlsen now underway here. (Highlights | Full Coverage)

Trying to recuperate from a double blunder in the previous sixth game of the 12-game match, Anand did not show any signs of fatigue and matched Carlsen move for move in what was considered a grudge game.

The Indian, who was facing a double white from Carlsen according to the rules laid in, was at his best in defense even though the game was fought in the most recent theoretical battle.

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