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World Chess Championship: Champion Magnus Carlsen draws first blood

PTI
Published Nov 10, 2014, 5:47 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Defeats Vishwanathan Anand in game two and leads the series by 1.5-0.5
Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, right, shakes hands with India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi (Photo: AP)
 Norway's Magnus Carlsen, currently the top ranked chess player in the world, right, shakes hands with India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi (Photo: AP)
Sochi: Defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway drew first blood by defeating challenger Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championship here on Sunday.It turned out to be a shocking defeat for Anand, who played the black side of a Ruy Lopez after what appeared like a seemingly innocuous position for the Indian ace.
 
The spectators online from across the world were cheering for Anand on various social media networks after he got a tangible position from what seemed like a complete lost situation and this was when the Indian missed the thread and played an inexplicable blunder to let the game end on an abrupt note.
 
With his first victory as early as in the second tie of the 12-game match, Carlsen now leads the series by 1.5-0.5 and Team Anand will now have to think of something out-of-the-box to contain the Carlsen juggernaut.
 
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