Former world champion Viswanathan Anand continued with his winning ways and scored a second victory against Luke McShane of England to secure a commanding lead in the preliminary round of the London Chess Classic in progress here at the Olympia.
Five times world champion Viswanathan Anand outclassed Andrei Istratescu of France to jump in to sole lead on seven points at the half-way stage of the preliminaries of the London Chess Classic in progress here at the Olympia.
Indian ace Viswanathan Anand put the disappointing loss in the World Championship behind him and started his campaign in style by beating local Luke McShane in the first `A` group game of the London Chess Classic that got underway.
World Champion Viswanathan Anand fell prey to an inexplicable blunder in a perfectly balanced position and went down to Michael Adams of England in the sixth round of London Chess Classic at the Olympia here.
World Champion Viswanathan Anand`s hunt for an elusive victory continued as he was held by the former challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia for a draw in the fourth round of London Chess Classic on Wednesday.
World Champion Viswanathan Anand failed to capitalise on chances that came his way and played out a draw with tail-ender Levon Aronian of Armenia in the third round of the London Chess Classic on Tuesday.
Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the London Chess Classic`S open section with a hard-earned triumph over GM Keith Arkell of England while International Master Sahaj Grover pulled himself to the second spot after the final round of the event.