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Chess World Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana neck and neck at mid-point after another draw
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Chess World Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana neck and neck at mid-point after another draw

"I made many mistakes.I just got way too casual," three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen said after a gruelling six-and-a-half hour match against Fabiano Caruana with 80 moves.

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana remain deadlocked after three full-blooded rounds
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana remain deadlocked after three full-blooded rounds

Three games down, the World Chess Championship match has remained deadlocked with three straight draws. But the games were neither short nor insipid — the players opted for a full-blooded fight from the word ‘go’ this time.

Chess World Championship: Magnus Carlsen given a run for his money; can Sergey Karjakin have last laugh?
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Chess World Championship: Magnus Carlsen given a run for his money; can Sergey Karjakin have last laugh?

Carlsen has a clear edge because he not only has the momentum, and having the right to make the first move is always an advantage.

Photos: Sleepy? No problem, world champion Carlsen still draws with Anand
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Photos: Sleepy? No problem, world champion Carlsen still draws with Anand

Photos from game eight of the World Chess Championship between Anand and Carlsen.

After Game 7 marathon, Viswanathan Anand climbs back on board
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After Game 7 marathon, Viswanathan Anand climbs back on board

Game 7 of the Magnus Carlsen-Viswanathan Anand match-up was chess' equivalent of a marathon and when the players come out for Game 8, the mental fatigue will be a huge factor.

Winning the Candidates felt like oxygen, says Viswanathan Anand
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Winning the Candidates felt like oxygen, says Viswanathan Anand

After losing his World Championship title, Anand bowed out in the group stage of the London rapid and also his performance at Zurich in March was not upto the mark.

Anand 'ready to attack' at Chess World Championship
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Anand 'ready to attack' at Chess World Championship

In terms of hype, the match between five-time champion Anand and world number one Carlsen is comparable to the historic clash between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky way back in 1972.

Beating Kramnik at Bonn was an important step for Anand
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Beating Kramnik at Bonn was an important step for Anand

Although he had won two world titles in knockout and tournament formats, Anand still had to win the world championship in a match.