Anand lastly will get a win in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai, July 28

Viswanathan Anand lastly snapped the string of defeats on the Legends of Chess on-line event, beating Boris Gelfand of Israel 2.5-0.5 within the seventh spherical.

Playing in opposition to long-time rival after six straight losses, Anand gained his first sport of the event regardless of conceding early benefit on Monday night time.

The Indian ace gained in 45 strikes with black items and continued the great work by claiming the second sport in 49 strikes.

Anand then settled for a 46-move draw within the third sport in opposition to his 2012 world championship challenger.

“It’s not been as disastrous the last three days as the first three, but it’s nice to get a win,” mentioned Anand, making his debut on the Magnus Carlsen Tour.

The victory moved the previous world champion to eighth spot with six factors forward of Hungarian Peter Leko (5 factors) and Chinese world No. 3 Ding Liren (3).

Anand, ranked 15th on the planet, faces Liren within the eighth spherical later.

World primary Magnus Carlsen prolonged his lead on the high by defeating Peter Svidler 2.5-1.5 to succeed in 20 factors whereas Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi wanted an Armageddon to beat Leko 3-2 and is shut on the heels of the Norwegian with 18.

Legends of Chess is a novel occasion the place Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Anish Giri, semifinalists on the Chessable Masters (a part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), obtained an computerized invite and are up in opposition to six legends aged 40-52, who’ve been on the high of world chess at numerous factors of their profession.

The winner of the occasion will qualify for the USD 300,000 Grand Final scheduled from August 9 to 20.

Seventh spherical outcomes: Viswanathan Anand (India) beat Boris Gelfand (Israel) 2.5-0.5; Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) beat Peter Leko (Hungary) 3-2; Magnus Carlsen (Norway) beat Peter Svidler (Russia) 2.5-1.5: Anish Giri (the Netherlands) beat Ding Liren (China) 2.5-1.5; Vasyl Ivanchuk (Ukraine) beat Vladmir Kramnik (Russia) 3-1. PTI

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