It took an eternity to play Game 7 of the World Chess Championship today

Monday November 17th, 2014

Game 7 of the World Chess Championship was played in Sochi, Russia, today between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen, and they took their sweet little time with this one. 

Okay, the time that they took was more than just a little, as the match took more than seven hours to finish, according to Bryan Armen-Graham of Mic News. Yes, seven hours of chess to decide who the best in the world really is.

The match ultimately ended in a draw and the pair will square off again tomorrow with Carlsen leading the series 4-3.

Anand is a chess Grandmaster from India who has collected five world championships, although the 23-year-old Carlsen from Norway is giving him a run for his money. With his back against the wall, Carlsen took the sixth game over Anand to force this Game 7. 

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It should also be noted that Carlsen has taken the World Championship once before from Anand, downing him last year. 

Don't ever let anyone tell you that chess isn't serious business and certainly don't let anyone tell Carlsen and Anand that. 

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