World Chess Championship Game 4 as it happened: Carlsen, Anand fight to a draw

Detailed analysis and tweets here:

And it is a draw!

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532576734299054080

Carlsen and Kasparov:

https://twitter.com/Pogonina/status/532573100441743362

https://twitter.com/Pogonina/status/532573275029639168

Carlsen's tactics decoded:

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532569161978118144

After 41 ... Qd2

https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Rowson/status/532567839589556224

Into the endgame

https://twitter.com/yelenadembo/status/532557650761109504

https://twitter.com/GMjtis/status/532558371678076928

Be4!!!

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532548782286987265

https://twitter.com/anishgiri/status/532548834959048704

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532548682810675200

Vishy moves it around:

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532547746402926592

https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana/status/532547719110594560

This is why Magnus is better in 'dry' positions:

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532543059389841408

https://twitter.com/DanielRensch/status/532543026900791296

https://twitter.com/MarkTWIC/status/532543067832987648

After White's 23rd move, the signs are not good for Anand:

https://twitter.com/anishgiri/status/532541890626068480

https://twitter.com/reachvsara/status/532543211177119745

White or black?

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532535059593826304

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532535622708523008

https://twitter.com/MarkTWIC/status/532535887251664896

After white's 19th move, Anand looks solid.

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532534727895683073

https://twitter.com/GMJanGustafsson/status/532533506828935168

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532534180593561600

15. .... Bh5. Tricky move. Many GM's saying they might not have played this move.

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532527291805741057

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532527662066327552

Playing into Carlsen's hands?
https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532522745805156352

https://twitter.com/OlimpiuUrcan/status/532525916954431488

Solid Anand:
https://twitter.com/rajachess/status/532519470661922816

Subtle gains:
https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532517867720568832

After 13 moves:
https://twitter.com/yelenadembo/status/532516479418515456

Heavyweight title match:
https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532514075570601985

After 11 moves:
https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532512419395141632

Here comes the novelty:
https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532509362238259201

https://twitter.com/Pogonina/status/532507935843565568

The meaning of Sicilian:
https://twitter.com/anishgiri/status/532506453639458816

https://twitter.com/GMjtis/status/532505998947549185

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532505700124340224

https://twitter.com/iam_abhijeet/status/532511481380618240

After 7 moves:
https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532505487619932160

Typical Magnus... again:
https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532504758863810561

The opening shots:
https://twitter.com/anishgiri/status/532503542331088896

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/532503470985994240

https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/532503205213917184

Pre-game
Viswanathan Anand's comeback win in Game 3 has thrown the World Chess Championship wide open. But today, in Game 4, it will be Magnus Carlsen's turn to set the tone. The Norwegian will start with white pieces and his preparation will come into sharp focus.

 World Chess Championship Game 4 as it happened: Carlsen, Anand fight to a draw

File photo of Viswanathan Anand. FIDE

GM Anish Giri told IANS after Game 3: "I don't think there was a change in strategy for Anand. The strategy has always been fine, just today it finally worked out well. Anand got very lucky that Carlsen was completely unaware of this relatively well known variation."

"If Carlsen had been better prepared, the game should have been ended in a draw, but then again that's the weakness of Carlsen so there are no "ifs". I am very glad that Anand came back, now we will have a real fight!" he said.

"The game once again proves that Anand plays well in complicated situation which is not Carlsen's forte," Harikrishna told IANS.

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Updated Date: Nov 12, 2014 23:37:13 IST