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Anand loses sixth game, trails by one point now

Viswanathan Anand failed to capitalise on an optical blunder by Magnus Carlsen and went on to lose the sixth game of the world chess championship. Carlsen, thanks to the lucky victory, surged ahead in the match for the second time and now leads the latch by 3.5-2.5 at exactly the half way stage with six games still remaining.

Last year the Norwegian had taken a two points lead at this point in the match and it was all effectively over for Anand. The missed opportunity, which could have turned the tide of the match came in a situation that was already worse for the Indian wizard.

It was a Sicilian Kann by Anand. Surely, Carlsen got a stronghold on the position in quick time and gave little hope to Anand which was a clear indication that Anand had gone for a wrong choice.
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