Saturday, 9 November 2013

World Chess Championship

World Chess Championship: Game one between Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen ends in draw

In the much hyped match, Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen shared points after their first round game ended in a draw on Saturday.

Anand who was playing with black pieces drew the first game with Carlsen who hails from Norway.

The competition between the two class players is believed to be the most high-profile clash in chess history in more than 40 years. 

The experts have been comparing the tournament with the historic clash between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in 1972. The two players took on each other in the opening game at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. In total, 12 games will be played between the duo in a tournament that will end on November 28.

Anand, who has won World Championship matches in 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, is used to open with black pieces in World Championship matches.