Viswanathan Anand. (TOI Photograph) CHENNAI: Viswanathan Anand was in classic kind as he tore aside Boris Gelfand on Monday night time within the $150,000 chess24 Legends of Chess. The 50-year-old gave his Israeli opponent a 2.5-0.5 mauling to shine him […]
Viswanathan Anand. (TOI Photograph)
CHENNAI: Viswanathan Anand was in classic kind as he tore aside Boris Gelfand on Monday night time within the $150,000 chess24 Legends of Chess. The 50-year-old gave his Israeli opponent a 2.5-0.5 mauling to shine him off with a sport to spare.
The match was a replay of the pair’s 2012 world title match which went to speedy video games after the classical part earlier than Anand retained his crown. This time, nevertheless, Gelfand was by no means within the operating.
Anand has began slowly on this occasion but the legend picked up factors within the final two rounds after taking his opponents to Armageddon tiebreaks. On Monday, Anand improved additional and picked up a three-point most. He stated: “Clearly it is not been fairly so disastrous the final three days as the primary three, nevertheless it’s good to get a win.” He added: “I merely forgot about Armageddon as a result of I forgot what it is like with out increment… In regular chess the clock can intervene – in Armageddon the chess can intervene.”
In the meantime, Carlsen, the reigning World Champion, continued his imperious kind to file a seventh straight match-win in opposition to Russia’s eight-time champ Peter Svidler. Carlsen’s first two video games in opposition to Svidler had been drawn. After a 3rd draw, Carlsen hit Svidler within the fourth sport with the white items to take the match 2.5-1.5. It was arduous on Svidler who battled arduous.
In the meantime, the in-form Ian Nepomniachtchi – who has been Carlsen’s largest risk within the match desk – was taken to an Armageddon by Peter Leko. However Leko was simply outclassed within the quicker tiebreak match as Nepo picked up 2 match factors to keep up a correspondence with Carlsen.
Within the different matches, mercurial legend Vasyl Ivanchuk beat former world champ Vladimir Kramnik 3-1. Ding Liren‘s woeful kind, punctuated by disconnections as a result of he’s enjoying in China, continued as he went down 2.5-0.5 to Anish Giri.