World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen Draws Game 8 vs Viswanathan Anand, Retains One-Point Lead

Viswanathan Anand, playing white pieces, drew game 8 of the World Chess Championship against Magnus Carlsen of Norway on Tuesday. Carlsen continued to lead by one point.

Updated: November 18, 2014 23:08 IST
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Anand (L) and Carlsen during the World Chess Championship.

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Sochi: Belying expectations of chess fans across the world for a positive result, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and title challenger Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday decided to split points in 41 moves in the eighth round of their title match at Sochi in Russia. (Highlights | Full Coverage)

It was a very good preparation by Carlsen and his team, who introduced a new idea and the game quickly fizzled out into a dull position which Carlsen held very easily," World No.7 and Grandmaster Anish Giri summed up.

Playing white, Anand opened the game pushing his queen pawn two squares. The game progressed to what is technically called Queen's Gambit Declined.

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