Jamshedpur: The second game of the World Chess Championship match between World Champion Vishwanathan Anand, playing the white pieces, and World No. 1 player Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw after 25 moves.
The crowd was pleased with the World Champ’s move that was awarded with applause. Carlsen replied with a sharp Caro Kann. It seemed to be an exciting fight with castling on opposite wing .
Then at a crucial juncture, Magnus offered to trade the queens which Anand accepted avoiding complications and the position�s tension vanished. It is clear the players are still cautiously prodding and studying each other.
Though it is hardly the first world championship match to have a slow start, the fans were hoping for more. The players expressed at the press conference that they’re also hoping for more spectacle. The score so far is 1-1 with 10 more games to go.