Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand in Norway Chess Championship.

Viswanathan Anand defeats Magnus Carlsen and takes fourth place in the blitz event prior to the Norway Chess Championship.

He, an Indian chess master, defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in round seven of the Norwegian Chess blitz event on route to a fourth-place finish. He is in Norway Chess Championship.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Viswanathan Anand, an Indian chess master, defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen.
  • Anish Giri of the Netherlands and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France defeated Anand (France).
  • Anand begins his Classical campaign with a match against Vachier-Lagrave.

After R Praggnanandhaa, Viswanathan Anand defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in a one-day blitz competition ahead of the 10th edition of the Norway Chess Championship.

However, in the 10-player blitz tournament early on Tuesday, Anand fell to Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) in the fourth and ninth rounds, respectively, to finish with 5 points.

In the blitz, the Indian GM defeated Aryan Tari (Norway), before drawing with So in round two. In the third round, he defeated veteran Veselin Topalov before sharing the point with Teimur Radjabov.

Anand defeated Carlsen after losing to Giri and drawing with Hao Wang (China). After starting with 2.5 points from the first three rounds, a draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov followed by a loss to Vachier-Lagrave put an end to his aspirations of a high finish.

Anand’s victory over Carlsen follows his compatriot and teen star R Praggnandhaa’s recent victory over the Norwegian world champion in an online blitz event.

American Wesley So took first place in the Blitz rankings with 6.5 points, one point ahead of Carlsen, and Giri took third place. As a result, he earned the chance to choose his starting number in the traditional competition. Starting later on Tuesday, the ten players will compete in a classical event.

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