Chennai, July 23
India’s Viswanathan Anand suffered his second consecutive loss, taking place to world No.1 Magnus Carlsen within the second spherical of the $150,000 chess24 Legends of Chess on-line match.
The former world champion had saved the Norwegian ace in verify in three video games of the best-of-four contest earlier than slipping 1.5-2.5 by within the last sport late on Wednesday.
The Indian ace is making his maiden look on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour.
He had gone down by an analogous margin to Russia’s Peter Svidler within the opening spherical. He takes on one other former world champion Vladimir Kramnik within the third spherical.
Anand is again in motion after having final participated within the Online Nations Cup in May.
Carlsen is in joint lead with veteran Israeli Boris Gelfand and Svidler. All of them have six factors after two victories every.
Anish Giri bought off the mark with a win over Vladimir Kramnik, whereas world No.3 Ding Liren’s struggles continued because the Chinese misplaced to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.
All round-robin video games are best-of-four sport contests.
Legends of Chess is a singular occasion the place Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Giri, semifinalists on the Chessable Masters (a part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), acquired an computerized invite.
They are up in opposition to six legends aged 40-52, who’ve been on the high of world chess at varied factors of their profession.
The match is a part of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. The winner of this occasion will qualify for the $3,00,000 Grand Final scheduled from August 9 to 20.
Round 2: Ian Nepominiachtchi beat Ding Liren 2.5-1.5; Magnus Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand 2.5-1.5; Peter Svidler beat Peter Leko 2.5-1.5; Boris Gelfand beat Vasyl Ivanchuk 2.5-1.5; Anish Giri beat Vladimir Kramnik 2.5-1.5. PTI