Carlsen Maintains Lead in Chennai
November 19, 2013
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Carlsen in round eight, more photos at the official site

Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand drew games 7 & 8 at the World Championship in Chennai, India so the young star maintains a two point lead. See GM Ian Rogers report for analysis of the two decisive games

 

 

Yahoo Sports did a piece on Carlsen bringing style to chess, quoting new executive director Jean Hoffman (see a new photo essay featuring Jean here):  

"Both players are very popular, but with Magnus you see a new kind of player who transcends chess. He is attractive, he does modeling – having someone like that playing at such an incredibly high level can only help build the game."