Anand beats top seed Aronian in first game of Candidates

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014, 21:12 PM IST

Khanty Mansiysyk (Russia): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand displayed top form to beat top seed and rating-favourite Levon Aronian of Armenia in the first game of the first round of the Candidates chess tournament here today.

Anand made most of the offered opportunities and came on top as Aronian proved no match in the complexities that ensued.

The Indian ace was seen at the top of his game for the major part of the high intensity game.

Anand showed to the world his capabilities when no one believed in him and the result against Aronian is an attestation to the fact that the Indian ace is here to stay.