Viswanathan Anand wins bronze at World Blitz Chess Championship
Riyadh: Viswanathan Anand continued his glorious run bagging a bronze within the World Blitz Chess Championship following his gold-winning efficiency within the Speedy part solely a few days again.
After ending the primary day of the Blitz class on a disappointing word when he suffered a loss by the hands of Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, Anand was a category act on the ultimate day as he gained towards Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France.
World Classical champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway proved his mettle as he carved out win after win on the ultimate day.
Coming into the ultimate day, Carlsen had seven factors from eleven rounds and the champion ended with an total tally of sixteen factors scoring a whopping 9/10 on the ultimate day.
Anand too had seven factors and his 7.5 factors within the final 10 video games was adequate for a tied 2nd place with Sergey Karjakin of Russia.
Karjakin was a bit out of form as he may muster simply 5.5 factors on the ultimate day and ended on 14.5 factors like Anand.
This actually was a exceptional effort from Anand who had completed final within the London Chess Traditional earlier this month.
The five-time World Champion in Classical class proved his detractors fallacious and has now completed the 12 months on an actual excessive.
Anand began the 12th spherical with a victory over Etienne Bacrot of France and in addition defeated Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia, Baadur Jobava of Georgia and Tigran Petrosian of Armenia.
The icing on the cake nevertheless was the tense ultimate spherical the place Anand but once more confirmed his steely nerves to beat Vachier Lagrave.
Carlsen merely demolished everybody who crossed his path. The Norwegian had a two level lead coming in to the ultimate spherical and a draw with Aronian secured his gold medal with 1.5 factors lead.
Amongst different Indians within the fray, P Harikrishna and Vidit Gujrathi did effectively to finish on 12.5 factors apiece, B Adhiban ended on 11 whereas Surya Shekhar Ganguly and S P Sethuraman completed with 10 factors apiece.