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Norway Chess: Viswanathan Anand’s Successful Run In Classical Occasion Ends, In Joint Lead With Magnus Carlsen | Chess Information

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India legend Viswanathan Anand’s successful run within the ‘Classical’ occasion of the Norway Chess event got here to an finish after struggling a loss to American Wesley So within the fourth spherical on Saturday. The 52-year-old former world champion now shares the lead with Magnus Carlsen on 8.5 factors every. The common Classical recreation between Anand and So led to a attract 28 strikes. The American then beat the Indian GM in 46 strikes by way of the Armageddon (sudden dying) recreation.

The Indian ace had posted wins over France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vaselin Topalov of Bulgaria and China’s Wang Hao within the first three rounds.

In the meantime, Carlsen defeated Dutchman Anish Giri within the Classical recreation to choose up three factors and be part of Anand within the lead.

In one other decisive recreation in spherical 4, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Wang Hao, whereas Teimour Radjavov and the skilled Topalov gained by way of the Armageddon towards Vachier-Lagrave and Aryan Tari (Norway) respectively.


Within the ongoing Norway Chess event, the gamers participate in a Armageddon (sudden dying) in case of a draw within the classical recreation.

So had gained the Blitz occasion forward of the Classical occasion.

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