World Chess Championship: 'Sleeping' Magnus Carlsen Denies Viswanathan Anand a Win

Magnus Carlsen slept off in the middle of a tame draw vs Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday and admitted he was not in top shape.

Updated: November 19, 2014 12:38 IST
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Magnus Carlsen during World Chess Championship.

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Magnus Carlsen drew Game 8 of the World Chess Championship with Viswantahan Anand to retain his one-point lead. However, he created a buzz on Twitter after a picture of him dozing off appeared on the social media. (Game 8 Report | Highlights)

After the exhaustive and enthralling draw on Monday in the seventh game, which lasted for more than six and half hours (122 moves), Tuesday's game lasted a mere 41 moves. Carlsen leads the 12-game Match 4.5-3.5 going into the rest day on Wednesday. Was there some subtle psychology at work or was Carlsen genuinely unwell? These were the questions doing the rounds on Twitter.

Carlsen wore a sleepy look throughout the game and even appeared to have dozed off on occasions.

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