Playing in the new role of a challenger, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is sitting pretty ahead of the fifth game of the World Chess Championship against Magnus Carlsen.
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Viswanathan Anand stomed back into the title race with a decisive, crushing win over titleholder Magnus Carlsen, just two days after the latter had grabbed the lead in the World Chess Championship in Sochi, Russia.
Defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway drew first blood yesterday defeating challenger Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championship.
With favourable results under his belt this year, five-time World Champion Vishwanathan Anand is approaching the forthcoming World Chess Championship at Sochi with a quiet confidence and a positive frame of mind but termed his opponent Magnus Carlsen as "tenacious".
The wait is finally over. World No 1 and defending champion Magnus Carlsen has agreed to play the World Championship rematch against Viswanathan Anand in November.
The host city of the Winter Olympics - Sochi - will host the much awaited World Chess Championship match between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand in November.
English Grand Master Nigel Short Monday felt that Viswanathan Anand, who lost the world championship title last year, would not be able to recapture the honours as top class chess was a "young man`s game".
Magnus Carlsen became the youngest-ever World Chess Champion on Friday after Viswanathan Anand settled for a draw in the tenth game of the 12-game title bout, giving the Norwegian a 6.5-3.5 victory.
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