Anand loses to Aronian, finishes fifth
Moscow: Viswanathan Anand went down to Levon
Aronian in his final round match to finish a lowly fifth in
the Tal Memorial Chess tournament here.
Going into the match at joint second, Anand needed to win
the battle of wits to join eventual champion Vladimir Kramnik
at the top but Aronian beat the Indian with black pieces to
shatter his hope.
Kramnik drew his match against Vassily Ivanchuk to
collect half a point which was enough to win with a total of
6/9 and a 2883 performance.
Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen beat Peter Leko and will
reach the number one in the world in unofficial live rankings.
Anand gained 1.7 points from his plus one score in this
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Dengue cases on the rise in Delhi - Is the govt waiting for another epidemic?
- JNU student accuses fellow PhD scholar and AISA member of rape
- Sukhoi 30MKI posted in Arunachal Pradesh; Kiren Rijiju lauds development
- Olympic medalist PV Sindhu returns to Hyderabad; receives grand welcome
- Twelve-year-old ISIS suicide bomber caught and arrested in Iraq
- Didn't have any confidence before 'Kick': Jacqueline Fernandez
- Oil Tankers Association calls off strike in Jammu ?
- French Chevalier award winner Kamal Haasan is Sivaji of our generation: Rajinikanth
- 'Mohenjo Daro' collections: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde's period drama rakes in Rs 55 cr so far!
- Japan protests to Russia over man detained on disputed island