Indian ace Viswanathan Anand continued his winning streak in the classical section of the Norway Chess Tournament. He registered his third win by defeating Wang Hao of China in the third round. Anand, 52, won the match at Armageddon early on Friday as the match was drawn with 39 moves in the stipulated time. Viswanath Anand later defeated Wang Hao in 44 moves. With this win in the tournament, he has 7.5 points and he is at the top.
America’s Wesley So is second with six points and world number one Magnus Carlsen is third with five-and-a-half points. Viswanath Anand has won the third round now and the chances of winning the tournament are most. He is in very good form in the tournament. Norway’s championship is one of the most prior tournaments of professional Chess.
Anand won all the matches in the classical category
Earlier, Viswanathan Anand has won all the matches played in the classical category. Anand defeated Maxim Vachier Lagrave of France and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria. Now Vishwanathan Anand has won 3 consecutive matches in the tournament.
Carlsen made a comeback in the third match of the classical category by defeating Timur Rajabov. Earlier, he had to face defeat by Sudden Death in the second round. Vachier Lagrave defeated Aryan Tari of Norway in other matches, while Anish Giri and So’s bets ended in a draw after the stipulated time and Armageddon. Shakhriyar Mammediyarov defeated Topalov at Armageddon.
Anand defeated Magnus Carlsen in Blits
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand defeated current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in blits (the shortest format of chess) before the classic category. They both faced each other in the seventh round. With this victory, Viswanathan Anand finished fourth in the championship. The world’s top-10 players took part in this championship.