The Indian grand master is now level at 1.5 points each with Carlsen. Anand had drawn an opening marathon game against Carlsen on Saturday and both players had split a point. However, Carlsen won the second game on Sunday securing a full point. Anand, who is looking for his sixth world title, lost to Carlsen in Chennai last year.
About the Championship
The World Chess Championship 2014 is a match between the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Viswanathan Anand, to determine the 2014 World Chess Champion. It is being held from 7 November to 28 November 2014, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in Sochi, Russia.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (23) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz. His peak rating is 2882, the highest in history.
A chess prodigy, Carlsen became a Grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him at that time the second youngest grandmaster in history, although he has since become the third youngest. On 1 January 2010, at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. On the January 2013 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached an Elo rating of 2861, at that time the highest in history. In November 2013, Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013, thus becoming the new world chess champion. He will face Anand again in the World Chess Championship 2014 in November 2014.