Viswanathan Anand finishes ninth in London Classic; Magnus Carlsen bags honours

Viswanathan Anand, Viswanathan Anand Chess, Chess Viswanathan Anand, Viswanathan Anand India, India chess Viswanathan Anand, Chess News, Chess Viswanathan Anand finished on a eighth mark altogether with 14 points.

Former universe champion Viswanathan Anand played out a pull with Anish Giri of Holland to finish ninth in a London Classic while Magnus Carlsen of Norway won a eventuality in London.

Reigning universe champion Carlsen also won a Grand Chess Tour after winning a Classic on a propitious final day for him.

Anand finished a Classic on 3.5 points out of a probable nine, winning one, losing 3 and sketch a remaining 5 games in a 10-player round-robin tournament.

In a Grand Chess Tour standings, Anand finished on a eighth mark altogether with 14 points.

Carlsen kick Russian Alexander Grischuk in a final turn diversion with a small fitness by his side and afterwards won a tiebreaker opposite Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France to safeguard his tip spot.

Carlsen, Giri and Vachier-Lagrave tied for a initial mark and according to rules, a Norwegian competent to a finals of a tiebreak directly by trait of his best tiebreak score.

As it happened Vachier-Lagrave scored a come-from-behind feat opposite Giri in what could be called a semis while Carlsen scored an easy 1.5-0.5 feat in a finals opposite a French Grandmaster.

Giri finished second in a altogether standings of Grand Chess debate and London Classic. But, Vachier-Lagrave’s try for another mangle in a debate were thwarted as Levon Aronian finished third and usually tip 3 get a approach seeding in a GCT subsequent year. Anand will be a partial of it.

On a final day, Anand faced a Berlin invulnerability from Giri who was calm not to demeanour for some-more given his half indicate lead over Carlsen. Anand could not get any advantage as a immature Dutch was well-armed and gave zero away. The pull was a only result.

“Of march we was meditative about all possibilities. I’m also a witness and we like to assume all probable probable scenarios. This time I’m also concerned as a actor that is nice, though it didn’t impact my play,” Giri pronounced after a game.

The Dutch GM had motionless that personification plain done a many sense.

“Since I’m personification this Berlin movement we am fundamentally observant a pull is fine.”

Carlsen confused Grischuk in a tactical m�lange wherein a Russian missed out on a cadence that would have netted him a transparent improved position. However, Grischuk slipped and never got a second opportunity.

Results Final Round: Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 5.5) kick Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 4.5); Levon Aronian (Arm, 5) drew with Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 5.5); V Anand (Ind, 3.5) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 5.5); Michael Adams (Eng, 4.5) drew with Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 4.5); Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 4) drew with Veselin Topalov (Bul, 2.5).

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