Viswanathan Anand won third place in the Norway Chess tournament on June 11. The Indian Grandmaster defeated Norway's Aryan Tari in the ninth and final round of the Classical section. Anand won the Armageddon round after the classical match ended in a 22-move draw. Anand finished the event in third place, behind Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, with 14.5 points.
In the opening round of the Norwegian Chess Tournament's classical segment, Viswanathan Anand beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The Indian GM earned three points after defeating the French player late on May 31. Anand had stunned the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in match seven of the blitz tournament held before the Classical, finishing fourth.
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In a one-day blitz event prior to the 10th edition of the Norway Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand beat world No.1, Magnus Carlsen. Anand, however, lost in the fourth and ninth rounds to Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) to end with 5 points in the 10-player blitz tournament on May 31. The Indian GM won the blitz against Aryan Tari of Norway before tying with So in round two.
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World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand announced the launch the WestBridge Anand Chess Academy (WACA) to encourage 'The Next Anand'. Partnering with the investment firm WestBridge Capital, Anand will mentor the candidates selected annually by the panel. The WACA mentorship will include offline training plus interactions and mentorship sessions by the experts, post Covid-19 restrictions. However, currently there are five candidates… read-more
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