Viswanathan Anand suffers seventh loss in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai, July 29

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed to his seventh defeat within the USD 1,50,000 Legends of Chess on-line event, happening 0.5-2.5 to world No.3 Ding Liren within the eighth spherical.

Going into the match towards the Chinese after ending his six-match dropping streak, Anand surrendered the primary sport in simply 22 strikes late on Tuesday.

The duo settled for a 47-move draw within the second earlier than Liren sealed victory within the third sport with black items in 41 strikes.

Anand lies final within the desk with six factors with Liren and Peter Leko.

The 50-year-old Indian takes on Vasyl Ivanchuk within the ninth and last spherical.

World No.1 Magnus Carlsen overcame the problem of Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi after the four-game contest ended at 2-all.

The Armageddon (a tie-break) additionally led to a stalemate however the Norwegian received and picked up three factors as a result of he performed black.

The Norwegian participant maintains his place on the high of the desk with 22 factors adopted by Nepomniatchi (19) and Anish Giri (15). Carlsen has received all of the eight matches he has performed thus far.

Giri misplaced 2-Three to veteran Ivanchuk however is in line to qualify for the final 4.

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 3,00,000 Grand Final scheduled from August 9 to 20.

Results of Round 8: Ding Liren (China) beat Viswanathan Anand (India) 2.5-0.5; Magnus Carlsen (Norway) beat Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 2.5-2.5 (Carlsen received after drawing Armageddon with black); Peter Svidler (Russia) beat Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2.5-1.5: Vasyl Ivanchuk (Russia) beat Anish Giri (the Netherlands) 3-2; Boris Gelfand (Israel) beat Peter Leko (Hungary) 3-2. PTI

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