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Viswanathan Anand finally gets a win after six consecutive defeats at Legends of Chess tourney

By: PTI |

Revealed: July 28, 2020 9:55:16 am


Viswanathan Anand, ranked 15th on the earth, faces Liren within the eighth spherical later. (File Photograph)

Anand lastly snapped the string of defeats on the Legends of Chess on-line match, beating Boris Gelfand of Israel 2.5-0.5 within the seventh spherical.

Enjoying towards long-time rival after six straight losses, Anand gained his first recreation of the match regardless of conceding early benefit on Monday night time.

The Indian ace gained in 45 strikes with black items and continued the nice work by claiming the second recreation in 49 strikes.

Anand then settled for a 46-move draw within the third recreation towards his 2012 world championship challenger.

“It’s not been as disastrous the final three days as the primary three, nevertheless it’s good to get a win,” Anand, making his debut on the Magnus Carlsen Tour.

The victory moved the previous world champion to the eighth spot with six factors forward of Hungarian Peter Leko (5 factors) and Chinese language world quantity three Ding Liren (3).

Anand, ranked 15th on the earth, faces Liren within the eighth spherical later.

World primary Magnus Carlsen prolonged his lead on the high by defeating Peter Svidler 2.5-1.5 to achieve 20 factors whereas Russian Ian

Nepomniachtchi wanted an Armageddon to beat Leko 3-2 and is shut on the heels of the Norwegian with 18.

Legends of Chess is a novel occasion the place Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Anish Giri, semifinalists on the Chessable Masters (a part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), obtained an computerized invite and are up towards six legends aged 40-52, who’ve been on the high of world chess at varied factors of their profession.

The winner of the occasion will qualify for the USD 300,000 Grand Remaining scheduled from August 9 to 20.

Outcomes of Spherical 7: Viswanathan Anand (India) beat Boris Gelfand (Israel) 2.5-0.5; Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) beat Peter Leko (Hungary) 3-2; Magnus Carlsen (Norway) beat Peter Svidler (Russia) 2.5-1.5: Anish Giri (the Netherlands) beat Ding Liren (China) 2.5-1.5; Vasyl Ivanchuk (Ukraine) beat Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 3-1.

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