World Chess Championship: Game 9 between Anand, Carlsen drawn after repetition

The 2014 World Chess Championship is poised interestingly, as the title challenger from India, Viswanathan Anand, has to take some risk to strike soon to be in contention for the crown with Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen enjoying a one-point lead, say experts.

Updated: Nov 20, 2014, 19:23 PM IST
World Chess Championship: Game 9 between Anand, Carlsen drawn after repetition

Sochi: Game 9 of the World Chess Championship between challenger Viswanathan Anand and reigning champion Magnus Carlsen ended in a quick draw. Anand will be happy with the 20-move draw today. The score is now 5.0 to 4.0 in favor of Carlsen. We have three games remaining and Anand will play two of those with white.

Anand seemed to be better prepared in Game 9. But what was surprising was Carlsen agreeing to a quick draw despite playing with white.