Anand suffers fifth straight defeat

Chennai, July 26

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his fifth straight defeat within the $150,000 Legends of Chess on-line event, happening 2-Three to Peter Leko of Hungary.

The former world champion gained the primary recreation of the best-of-four contest. The subsequent two video games have been drawn earlier than Leko levelled by successful the fourth. The Hungarian then claimed the armageddon (a tie-breaker) to make sure that Anand remained 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 prime. — PTI

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