World No 1 Magnus Carlsen has defended the his world championship title after winning the 2014 World Chess Championship at the Main Media Center in Sochi.
The 11th round on Sunday ended saw the Indian chess Grandmaster resign and that left the Norwegian take a two point lead, which saw the 23-year-old win the championship for the second year in a row.
The score was 6.5-4.5 in Carlsen's favour after Game 11, which ended in 45 moves. The World No 1 was playing with white and he knew he had the chance to seal the ongoing event with a win.
So far this year, no player has won while playing with the back and the same continued on Sunday as Anand was forced to resign while playing with black. In the 20th move, the Indian wanted to take a gamble of Be7 instead of Bg7.
The gamble eventually led to Anand to lose Round 11 and also cost him the chance to become the world championship.
"It was a bad gamble and I was punished. I have to admit he's a better player. His nerves held up. My nerves were the first to crack. His nerves held up. He was more stable," Anand said after losing Game 11.
It is for the second time that Anand has lost to Carlsen for the second year in a row. The 44-year-old lost to the Norwegian last year during the 2013 World Chess Championship in Chennai.
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