Will Anand lose his World Championship title to Carlsen today?
Zee Media Bureau
Chennai: On Thursday, playing with whites, Viswanathan Anand suffered his third loss at the hands of Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship.
There is just half a point of difference between 22-year-old Carslen and world championship which at the moment looks certain and the Norwegian can seal the title today itself.
READ THE MATCH REPORT HERE»
Anand went into the ninth game with a two-game deficit and later revealed that there was nothing else he could do but go for the kill in the ninth game on Thursday.
"In general, the match situation did not leave me with much of a choice. I had to give it a shot, I saw a couple of moments where I could exit but I decided to give it a shot. It seemed very dangerous for black," the Anand said after the match.
He said that excitement led him to commit a blunder on the 28th move.
"In a sense it was irresponsible or silly but I spent about 40 minutes on this move and then I suddenly saw his response. And for a second I got excited with this knight move (the blunder) and simply missed. As soon as I played the knight move I saw what I had done," the defending champion said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Like SAARC, should India boycott Pak in Heart of Asia conference?
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Panel discussion over Mamata Banerjee's false allegations on Indian Army for political gains
- Watch: Reports on final deal of M-777 tanks between India and America
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video
- Gujarat man who disclosed Rs 14,000 crore unaccounted wealth goes missing
- Rahul Dravid heaps praise on Virat Kohli, R Ashwin; calls duo modern cricket legends
- Indian Army makes major changes in recruitment process – Click here to get updated information