Carlsen Retains Crown
World chess champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen retained his title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia on Sunday.
The reigning world champion punished Anand for his misadventurous exchange sacrifice on move 24 to wrap up the game in 45 moves.The final score at the end of 11th round stands at 6.5-4.5 in favour of Carlsen.
With this win, Carlsen retains the title that he wrested from Anand in Chennai last year.
If you feel like playing some chess, why don’t you head down to the local club (see here for more details), I promise we are not all as good as Magnus!