Anand suffers fifth straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai, July 26

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his fifth straight defeat within the USD 1,50,000 Legends of Chess on-line match, taking place 2-Three to Peter Leko of Hungry.

The former world champion obtained off to an excellent begin and received the primary recreation of the best-of-four contest. The subsequent two video games have been drawn earlier than Leko levelled by profitable the fourth.

The Hungarian then claimed the Armageddon (a tie-breaker) to make sure Anand stay winless and on the backside of the factors desk.

Anand, who’s making his maiden look on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, had earlier misplaced to Peter Svidler, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri.

World no. 1 Carlsen bounced again strongly to keep away from an upset, beating veteran Vasyl Ivanchuk 3-2 to remain on high. 

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 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 match is a part of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. The winner of this occasion will qualify for the USD 300,000 Grand Final scheduled from August 9 to 20.

Results of Round 5: Peter Leko beat Viswanathan Anand 3-2; Magnus Carlsen beat Vasyl Ivanchuk 3-2: Vladmir Kramnik beat Ding Liren 2.5-1.5; Anish Giri beat Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5; Ian Nepominiachtchi beat Peter Svidler 3-1. PTI

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