Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here on Friday.
Viswanathan Anand played out a tense draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy and slipped to second spot after the end of the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. After a brilliant victory against Armenian Levon Aronian in the previous round, it was a tipsy-turvy battle against Caruana for Anand that was finally drawn.
India Grandmaster P Harikrishna outclassed Padmini Rout in the ninth and penultimate round to set up a final round clash against tournament leader Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the Masters section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival here.
Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout continued her dream run as she secured a Grandmaster norm after defeating Grandmaster Tamir Nabaty of Israel in the eighth round of the Masters section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival here.
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand did not capitalise on his chances and misplayed a better endgame to settle for a draw with Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany in the second round of Grenke Chess Classic, here.
Putting a disappointing loss in the previous round behind, Grandmaster B Adhiban rose back in contention by defeating Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the sixth round of the Masters section of Tradewise Gibralatar chess festival, here on Monday.
Grandmaster M R Lalith Babu caused a major upset by defeating defending champion Ivan Cheparinov of Bulgaria in the third round of the Masters section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess tournament here on Friday.
Grandmaster and Chennai Open winner Ivan Popov suffered a shock defeat at the hands of unheralded Aniruddha Deshpande in the opening round of the premier section of 13th Parsvnath Delhi International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, here on Sunday.