Viswanathan Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai, July 25

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his fourth straight defeat within the USD 1,50,000 Legends of Chess on-line event, taking place 2-Three to Anish Giri of the Netherlands.

The former world champion Indian and Giri performed out 4 attracts earlier than the Dutch participant pulled off a win within the Armageddon recreation (a tie-break) late on Friday.

Anand, nevertheless, picked up his first level of the occasion. He stays on the backside of the desk. He had earlier misplaced to Peter Svidler, Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik.

The Chennai-based Anand, who’s making his maiden look on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, settled for a 82-move draw within the opening recreation of the best-of-four contest.

The second recreation was a 49-move affair whereas the third and fourth video games have been drawn, setting the stage for the Armageddon.

Giri grabbed the decider with black items to safe victory and two factors.

Anand meets Hungary’s Peter Leko within the fifth spherical afterward Saturday.

Russia’s Peter Svidler, who was in joint lead with Magnus Carlsen, misplaced to Ding Liren of China 1.5-2.5 at hand the only real result in the Norwegian world No.1. Carlsen has 12 match factors and is adopted by Ian Nepomniachtchi (11).

It was Liren’s first win within the event.

Carlsen had no troubles, thrashing veteran Israeli Boris Gelfand 3-0.

All the round-robin video games are best-of-four recreation 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 automated invite and are up towards six legends aged 40-52, who’ve been on the high of world chess at numerous factors of their profession.

The event 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: Round 4: Anish Giri beat Viswanathan Anand 3-2; Magnus Carlsen beat Boris Gelfand 3-0; Vladmir Kramnik beat Peter Leko 2.5-1.5; Ding Liren beat Peter Svidler 2.5-1.5; Ian Nepominiachtchi beat Vasyl Ivanchuk 2.5-1.5. PTI

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