The World Chess Championship 2014 is a match between the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Viswanathan Anand, to determine the 2014 World Chess Champion. It is being held from 7 November to 28 November 2014, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in Sochi, Russia. Round 2 of the 2014 World Chess Championship between reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will take place at the Olympic Media Centre in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday 9th November,2014.
Overview of Match:
The opening game of this year’s World Chess Championship between Carlsen and Anand ended in a draw in the 48th move. The five-time world champion started with white pieces, while the 23-year-old played with black.
Both players were left with four pawns, a Rook, Queen and King till the end. The Norwegian started the game very slowly, while Anand looked very steady with a definite plan in place. However, the 44-year-old was unable to carry on the same momentum as the game progressed.
Highlights, tweets and analysis:
2250: That Qh5 triggered a flurry of moves and with Anand repeating his Qd7+ move – settling for a draw. That was white’s 48th move.
2245: Seems like Vishy has found a way to make things even after his 44th move – Qh5. Heading for a draw after Magnus was pushing for an unlikely result.
2220: GM Bauer – The move Re3 was more effective and dangerous for Magnus, but he probably feels Vishy can counter it and looks for an alternative.