Viswanathan Anand has registered his second straight win in ongoing Norway Chess Event© AFP
Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand posted his second win on the trot, defeating Bulgarian Veselin Topalov within the Classical part to take the lead on the Norway Chess event. The 52-year-old Anand trumped his opponent in 36 strikes within the battle of the veterans to make it two out of two after the second spherical late on Wednesday.
The five-time world champion now leads with six factors.
He had began the Classical occasion with a win over France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave following a fourth-place end within the Blitz occasion.
American Wesley So, who received the Blitz occasion forward of the classical part, outwitted world No.1 Magnus Carlsen within the Armageddon (Sudden dying sport) to lie within the second spot behind Anand after their common sport resulted in a 38-move draw.
Anand, who had defeated Carlsen within the blitz occasion earlier, continued the nice run. With the victory over his long-time rival, the Indian ace climbed to the ninth spot on this planet stay ranking listing.
Within the different video games within the second spherical of the 10-player competitors, Vachier-Lagrave beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov through Armageddon and Teimur Radjabov received the higher of Norwegian GM Aryan Tari.
Dutch GM Anish Giri and Wang Hao drew their Armageddon sport after the common match resulted in a stalemate.
Within the classical occasion, gamers play an Armaggedon (sudden dying) sport in case of a draw.
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