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Carlsen, Anand end Game 9 of World Chess Championship in another draw

November 20, 2014, 17:38 UTC+3 SOCHI

The current score is 5 points to 4 in Carlsen’s favor

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SOCHI, November 20. /TASS/. The reigning world chess title champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand drew the ninth game of the match for the world crown on the 20th move in Russia's Sochi on Tuesday.

The current score is 5 points to 4 in Carlsen’s favor.

Carlsen admitted after the game that his rival had been prepared better, while five-time world champion Anand said that he was pleased with his moves in the latest clash. He expressed hope that he would be able to take the lead during the remaining three games. Game 10 is scheduled for November 21.

Russian Grand Master Pyotr Svidler said commenting on the game, "Magnus Carlsen has almost reached his goal... Therefore, he doesn't want to spend about seven hours by the chessboard."

Svidler said that Game 10 will be crucial for the match.

"It will be the most important game for Anand. He has nowhere to retreat. He has to advance," he said.

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