Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand lost to world champion Magnus Carlsen from a winning position to finish fifth in the blitz event that acts as a curtain raiser for the Norway Chess tournament which begins here today.
Viswanthan Anand let a golden opportunity slip as he let reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw with the Norwegian in the first round of 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament, 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.
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.