World Chess Championship 2014 now 5.4 – 4.5 in favor of Carlsen

Round 10 of the year’s World Chess Championship was a draw between challenger Viswanathan Anand and champion Magnus Carlsen.

This time playing as white, Anand faced the Gruenfeld Defense and was partly successful in establishing dominance in the center early in the game.  However, Carlsen fought back admirably and, after the queens come off, the position was about equal for both sides. The players agreed to a draw by move 32.  With only two rounds left, the pressure is on Anand two win both games to unseat the Carlsen and regain the title he lost in Chennai, India last year.