Game 6, as it happened: Carlsen hands Anand a painful loss

Game over

https://twitter.com/Pogonina/status/533639760976564224

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533639556948824064

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/533639501243875328

https://twitter.com/OlimpiuUrcan/status/533639448450174976

Huge blow for Vishy

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533636053509611520

Kramnik thinks Vishy has a chance

https://twitter.com/TarjeiJS/status/533631244186025986

Bad opening choice by Anand?

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533630926690209792

Can Vishy hold on?

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533630555351707648

https://twitter.com/rajachess/status/533630804724031488

Magnus blunders, Vishy also blunders

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533624209780772864

https://twitter.com/JacimovicSara/status/533622358381449216

https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana/status/533622205884936192

https://twitter.com/MarkTWIC/status/533622221944930304

https://twitter.com/iam_abhijeet/status/533622171013103616

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/533622143016505345

Looking to the heavens?

https://twitter.com/reachvsara/status/533620612845944832

It's not over for Vishy yet

https://twitter.com/reachvsara/status/533617855237853186

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533617745527840770

https://twitter.com/anishgiri/status/533617282698993664

Magnus the model

https://twitter.com/Pogonina/status/533615803850297344

Wait and watch

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533614910887182336

https://twitter.com/yelenadembo/status/533614933242806272

https://twitter.com/iam_abhijeet/status/533614475790667776

Does Anand have a plan?

https://twitter.com/yelenadembo

Anand's 20th move

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533610250629570560

Or maybe something went very wrong...

https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana/status/533604997062483968

VA still in prep!

https://twitter.com/GMjtis/status/533605944266330112

Magnus pulls ahead

https://twitter.com/anishgiri/status/533601948571009024

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/533599463139729408

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533598959311544320

https://twitter.com/tigerlilov/status/533602516299431936

Anand's challenge

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/533597940259254272

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533597274518343680

https://twitter.com/reachvsara/status/533597204154298368

https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Rowson/status/533595707283091456

Not everyone is happy with Anand's start though

https://twitter.com/GMHikaru/status/533595228595159040

Long game ahead it seems

https://twitter.com/HarikaDronavali/status/533594650255187968

Passive Anand?

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533593727064080384

https://twitter.com/Pogonina/status/533593811310874625

https://twitter.com/ChessBase/status/533593906529968128

Not the sharpest Sicilan

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/533592016308142080

After the opening

https://twitter.com/TarjeiJS/status/533591806605541376

https://twitter.com/yelenadembo/status/533591101790502912

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/533590965509193728

https://twitter.com/anishgiri/status/533590610578784256

https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana/status/533590519533015040

Game 5:

Contrary to the expectations of some exciting chess, the fifth game of the World Chess Championship between champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand at Sochi, in Russia, Friday ended in a draw on the 39th move.

 Game 6, as it happened: Carlsen hands Anand a painful loss

File photo of Viswanathan Anand. AP

Though the Indian chess ace Anand displayed good form and pushed the reigning champion on to the back foot, Carlsen got out of the bind exchanging pieces.

At the end of the fifth round, both players have 2.5 points each in the 12-game match.

Speaking about the game, World No.7 and Grandmaster Anish Giri said that after the opening phase, which showed the defending champion's good preparation, he thought the game would end in a draw.

"But then Anand managed to get a long-term pull. So at some point, a quick draw seemed very unlikely," Giri told IANS.

Anand started the game with white pieces, moving his queen pawn to which Carlsen replied bringing out his knight to f3 square.

Both the players played their initial moves very fast and the challenger paused a bit for his eighth move consuming six minutes.

After his loss in the third round playing black, Carlsen decided to play it simple.

Replying to Anand's move faster than in his defeat in the third round, Carlsen showed that he was better prepared this time around.

The challaneger's 20th move of putting his knight on the d5 square made the game interesting but Carlsen was unruffled.

The Norwegian also decided to hunt for Anand's pawn on b2 square instead of going for an exchange of queens which he normally prefers to do.

Anand's foray to the seventh rank with his rook did not yield much results.

Anand decided not to prolong the game and settled for a draw.

According to Giri, the Indian challenger should have tried further and white pieces still had a pull and letting Carlsen go so quickly wasn't necessary.

"But we can't get into Vishy's mind. Maybe he wanted to preserve energy and thought of winning was extremely unlikely," Giri said.

"Had it been colours reversed, the game would have still been going on... Carlsen always plays till the last resource," Giri said.

Carlsen will play with white pieces Saturday.

Updated Date: Nov 15, 2014 21:38:42 IST