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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

After the seventh round and three defeats in four games, the Indian is now struggling with just 2.5 points.

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Alexander Grischuk, slips to ninth spot

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Alexander Grischuk, slips to ninth spot

After drawing the first three rounds, this was Anand's third decisive result in a row and second where the Indian ace ended on the receiving end.

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian

  • This is his second draw in as many games, and has one point out of a possible two.
  • He has four white games remaining out of the last seven rounds.
  • He will meet reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the third round.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Michael Adams in London Classic Chess opener

Viswanathan Anand draws with Michael Adams in London Classic Chess opener

The day produced as many as four draws out of five games and only Dutchman Anish Giri was lucky enough to have scored a full point.

Viswanathan Anand takes on Englishman Michael Adams in London Classic opener

Viswanathan Anand takes on Englishman Michael Adams in London Classic opener

The contest will be tough as seven of the world's top 10 players are present here and the other three also belong in the top 20 of world rankings.