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Anand salvages lost position to

settle for 4th draw

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand survived by the skin of his teeth, steering the fourth game of the World Chess Championship to a draw against Magnus Carlsen of Norway. With eight games still to come in the 12-game match, the scores are tied at 2-2 and the battle is heating up. Anand was pushed to the wall for the first time in the match; the Norwegian changed his opening with black and the Berlin opening turned out to be a good ploy after his Caro Kann in the first black game. “Something went wrong in the opening. I made one illogical move ... and then I missed something with this knight move. And then I was just basically lost,” Anand said. “...Towards the endgame it was a little bit scary ... but finally when I gave a check on a8 and then moved my rook, I was safe,” Anand said.PTI



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