File pic of Viswanathan Anand.© AFP
Indian ace Viswanathan Anand returned to profitable methods, upstaging world No.1 Magnus Carlsen within the fifth spherical of the Classical part early on Monday 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 exciting Armageddon (sudden demise sport) after the common match led to a 40-move draw. Within the Armageddon, the 52-year outdated Anand recreated magic of outdated when he surprised Carlsen to submit a win in 50 strikes.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 among 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.
Wesley So, who received the Blitz part earlier, shares third place with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) on 8.5 factors.
Within 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 Wang Hao respectively within the fifth spherical.
Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave received the sudden demise sport in opposition to veteran Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) within the different match to enhance his rating to 7 factors.
Within the ongoing Norway Chess event, the gamers participate in an Armageddon (sudden demise) in case of a draw within the classical sport.
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