Viswanathan Anand’s winning achievement in the classical event comes to an end, putting Viswanathan Anand in a tie for first place with Magnus Carlsen.
After losing to American Wesley So in the fourth round of the Norway Chess tournament. Viswanathan Anand’s winning achievement in the ‘Classical’ category came to an end.
After losing to American Wesley So in the fourth round of the Norway Chess tournament on Saturday, India veteran Viswanathan Anand’s winning achievement in the ‘Classical’ category came to an end. On 8.5 points, the 52-year-old former world champion is tied for first with Magnus Carlsen. Viswanathan Anand and So’s ordinary Classical game concluded in a draw after 28 moves. The American then used the Armageddon (sudden death) game to defeat the Indian GM in 46 moves.
In the first 3 rounds, the Indian ace defeated France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Bulgaria’s Vaselin Topalov, and China’s Wang Hao.
Meanwhile, Carlsen won the Classical game against Anish Giri of the Netherlands, gaining 3 points and joining Viswanathan Anand in the lead.
In round four, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Wang Hao, while Teimour Radjavov and the seasoned Topalov defeated Vachier-Lagrave and Aryan Tari (Norway) via the Armageddon, respectively.
In the ongoing Norway Chess tournament, if the classical game ends in a draw, the players participate in Armageddon (sudden death).
So had won the Classical event before the Blitz event.
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