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At the Olympiad -- the sport's biennial equivalent of the Olympics -- Viswanathan Anand will be part of the Indian team for the first time since 2006.
For Viswanathan Anand, Monday was a special journey back into the past.
The game was drawn in the ensuing endgame, leaving Anand with four points out of a possible eight and Caruana on five points from his eight.
Anand remains joint sixth with Vachier-Lagrave and has two white games lined up.
The Indian ace had finished a rare last in the tournament that ended just a day before the Sinquefield Cup and this has been another remarkable recovery from Anand.
Anand tried engaging Maxime-Vachier-Lagrave in a theoretical duel but did not find ways to score his first victory.
Hikaru Nakamura of the United States and Mamedyarov stayed in front on 17 points apiece after the first day of blitz and Fabiano Caruana of the USA remained in third on 15.5 points.
Having returned to the top of his game by winning the World Rapid Chess Championship, the 49-year-old now is looking forward to make a comeback at the Chess Olympiad.
Viswanathan Anand asserted that the team is not aware of the opponents and so a lot of work will have to be done at the Olympiad.
Praggnanandhaa said he was thrilled to become a chess Grandmaster.
In a chat with Express nearly a year ago, Viswanathan Anand had picked R Praggnanandhaa as one of the most talented players in the country.
Aronian was following an earlier game by countryman Hrant Melkumyan and as Anand confided to him after the game, he had not paid enough attention to this move order.
To start the proceedings, Anand will be in white against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the opening round.
Levon Aronian who had a great 2017, winning four titles, will start as slight favourite when the 2018 Candidates gets underway in Berlin on Saturday.
Reinventing himself time and again is what makes Viswanathan Anand a great player.