Indian Chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand has defeated World Champion Magnus Carlsen twice last week. With this victory in the Norway Chess Tournament, he scored 10 points. They have now reached number one in the table. He defeated Carlsen in 50 moves with Armageddon (Sudden Death Beat) in the fifth round of the classical category.
Earlier on May 31, he had won from them in the seventh round of the blitz section of the same tournament. Armageddon was played in this classical class match after a draw in the regular 40 moves. In the classical category, players have to play Armageddon after the match is drawn.
At the start of the classical category, Anand had won three consecutive games over France’s Maxime Vachiere Lagrave, Bulgaria’s Veselin Topalov, and China’s Hao Wang. At the same time, he had to face defeat against Weasley of America in the fourth round.
Carlsen still remains in second place with 9.5 points. He had secured three points by winning over Anish Giri of the Netherlands. After this, they have slipped to second place after losing to Anand. There are four more rounds in the classical section of the tournament.
Five-time world champion Anand started the Norway Chess tournament by defeating domestic player Aryan Tiwary. The best players of chess involved in this tournament. Anand’s victory is also special because India’s young sensation R Pragyanand has also defeated world champion Carlsen in a recent online blitz tournament.
Anand’s victory is even more important in terms of the Chess Olympiad because it is organazing for the first time in India. The 44th Chess Olympiad will held in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu from 28 July to 10 August. So far, 343 players in the open category and 187 in the women’s category have made registration for this. The eyes of the whole world are on this tournament.
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