Vishwanathan Anand suffers 6th defeat in Legends of Chess Tournament

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Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand suffered his 6th consecutive defeat with 2-3 loss to Lan Nepomniachtchi of Russia in Legend of Chess Tournament.

Lan Nepomniachtchi defeat Viswanathan Anand

Anand started the sixth round with a draw of 53- moves. However, Nepomniachtchi went ahead with a 34-move win in the second game.

The third game was in the favour of Lan after 48 moves. The five-time world Champion claimed the fourth game in 42 moves to put the contest in Armageddon(a tie-breaker).

In the last round Nepomniachtchi won the tie-break with 41 moves. World Champion Magnus Carlsen topped the standings with 17 match points while Nepomniachtchi is in second position.

Anand lies in ninth position with 3 points. Carlsen, Ding Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Anish Giri are the semifinalists at the Chessable Masters (part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour).

  • Results – Round 6
  • Lan Nepomniachtchi beat Viswanathan Anand 3-2
  • Magnus Carlsen beat Ding Liren 2.5-1.5
  • Anish Giri beat Peter Leko 2.5-1.5
  • Vladimir Kramnik beat Boris Gelfand 3-2
  • Peter Svidler beat Vasyl Ivanchuk 3-2.

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