World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen dethrones Viswanathan Anand

Zee Media Bureau

Chennai: Magnus Carlsen has defeated reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand to win the World Chess Championship after the game 10 ended in a draw after 65 moves.

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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.