Viswanathan Anand’s unsuccessful to change his happening as a former universe champion suffered his third better in 4 games during a London Chess Classic in London.
Anand went down to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in what was his second true detriment following a better opposite Alexander Grischuk in a prior round.
After a seventh round, a Indian is now struggling with only 2.5 points in his kitty.
With only dual some-more rounds to go, Vachier-Lagrave took a solitary lead with his second feat in a tournament.
The day witnessed many engaging games and universe champion Magnus Carlsen finally scored a much-needed feat over Hikaru Nakamura of United States, while Levon Aronian of Armenia downed Veselint Topalov of Bulgaria in discerning time.
Erstwhile solitary personality Anish Giri had to be calm with another pull with Fabiano Caruana of United States, while Michael Adams remained unyielding with his invulnerability and sealed assent with Alexander Grischuk of Russia.
Vachier-Lagarve took his total to 4.5 points following a lifelike finish opposite Anand and he is now trailed by Carlsen, Giri, Grischuk and Aronian who all have 4 points apiece.
Caruana, Nakamura and Adams share a sixth mark with 3.5 points each, while Anand on 2.5 is on ninth spot, a full indicate forward of Topalov, who stands last.
Anand faced an approaching Najdorf Sicilian from Vachier-Lagrave and got small in a indirect center game. The Frenchman put some vigour and Anand motionless to partial with his black for dual pieces. There seemed remuneration though a ensuing invulnerability was never too easy.
Vachier-Lagrave finished a diversion by spotting an glorious tactic that started with a strip sacrifice.
“I feel like we played utterly good today; during a same time we don’t consider it should win any beauty prize,” pronounced Vachier-Lagrave adding, “The final multiple was good though there were a lot of mistakes and oversights via a game.”
The Frenchman was confident and discreet during a same time, “Of march to be heading dual games before a end, it’s a good feeling, though a standings are tighten so we need pull again in a final dual games to win a event,” he said.
Carlsen won in his standard character — harsh down Nakamura in a long-drawn affair. The opening was not so applicable and when a endgame arrived many likely a prolonged and moving struggle.
Carlsen was utterly happy to find a Bishop scapegoat to slice detached an visual outpost and won with his additional pawns.
In a other wilful game, Aronian chose a dangerous movement and his efforts were formally rewarded as Topalov unsuccessful to find a right defense. The diversion was over in only 27 moves.
Results turn 7: V Anand (Ind, 2.5) mislaid to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 4.5); Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 3.5) drew with Anish Giri (4); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 4) kick Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 3.5); Levon Aronian (Arm, 4) kick Veselin Topalov (Bul, 1.5); Michael Adams (Eng, 3.5) drew with
Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 4).