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Viswanathan Anand Finishes Final In Gashimov Memorial Chess Event | Chess Information

Viswanathan Anand got here final within the Gashimov Memorial Chess Event.© AFP

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand managed solely two wins within the event to complete final within the seventh Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess event on Thursday. His sole win on the second day of the blitz occasion got here towards Czech Republic’s David Navara in a 70-move marathon in spherical 10. He completed final with 9 factors after seven rounds of speedy (involving two mini-matches) and 14 rounds of blitz. The previous world champion, who misplaced two video games — one to Fabiano Caruana (USA) and the opposite to Richard Rapport (Hungary) on the primary day of the blitz — suffered just one defeat on Thursday. He went all the way down to Caruana but once more.

Anand drew his video games towards Rauf Memedov (Azerbaijan), Rapport, Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Vugar Asadli (Azerbaijan).

Caruana and Rapport completed equal on 24 factors following which the American received the Armageddon to take the highest spot.

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Earlier within the speedy part, Anand may handle just one win towards Shakriyar Mamedyarov within the sixth spherical.

The Gashimov Memorial event this yr was performed within the speedy and blitz format.

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