Anand beats Vachier-Lagrave in Norway Chess tournament

The win over the French player late on Tuesday enabled the Indian GM to gain 3 points.

Published: 01st June 2022 11:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2022 11:16 AM   |  A+A-

Five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand (Photo | EPS)

Five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand (Photo | EPS)

By PTI

NORWAY: Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in 40 moves in the first round of the classical section of the Norway Chess tournament here. The win over the French player late on Tuesday enabled the Indian GM to gain 3 points.

American Wesley So beat Teimur Rajdabov in the first round to be level with Anand, while Magnus Carlsen had to settle for a draw with China's Wang Had.

In the blitz event played prior to the Classical, Anand had shocked world champion, Carlsen, in round seven on the way to a fourth-place finish.

The former world champion, however, suffered defeats to Anish Giri (the Netherlands) and Vachier-Lagrave in the fourth and ninth round respectively to finish with 5 points in the 10-player blitz event.

So finished on top of the Blitz standings with 6.5 points, one clear of Carlsen while Giri took the third spot. He thus earned the right to pick his starting number for the classical event.

In the classical event, the players would play an Armeggedon (sudden death) game in case of a draw.



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