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Norway Chess: Viswanathan Anand claims another win over world champion Carlsen; leads standings


In the Armageddon, Viswanathan Anand recreated magic of previous when he shocked Carlsen to publish a win in 50 strikes

In the Armageddon, Viswanathan Anand recreated magic of previous when he shocked Carlsen to publish a win in 50 strikes

Indian ace Viswanathan Anand returned to successful methods, upstaging world No.1 Magnus Carlsen within the fifth spherical of the Classical part early on June 6 within the Norway Chess event to climb to the highest spot.

After defeating the Norwegian celebrity within the Blitz occasion that preceded the Classical part, Anand claimed the victory in an exhilarating Armageddon (sudden demise recreation) after the common match led to a 40-move draw.

In the Armageddon, the 52-year previous Anand recreated magic of previous when he shocked Carlsen to publish a win in 50 strikes.

With 10 factors in his kitty, the Indian GM leads the sphere with 4 extra rounds to go within the prestigious event which options a number of the greatest gamers within the sport.

Anand had began the Classical part with three straight wins, beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) and Hao Wang (China) earlier than American Wesley So ended his streak within the fourth spherical.

Carlsen lies in second spot with 9.5 factors regardless of the loss to his long-time rival.

So, who gained the Blitz part earlier, shares third place with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) on 8.5 factors.

In the fifth spherical, So went all the way down to Mamedyarov through Armageddon.

There have been wins for Anish Giri (the Netherlands) and Norway’s Aryan Tari over Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) and Hao Wang respectively within the fifth spherical.

Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave gained the sudden demise recreation towards veteran Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) within the different match to enhance his rating to 7 factors.

In the continuing Norway Chess event, the gamers participate in an Armageddon (sudden demise) in case of a draw within the classical recreation.



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