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Viswanathan Anand Wins Norway Chess Tournament By Defeating Magnus Carlsen


New Delhi: Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand won the Norway Chess Tournament after defeating World No 1 Magnus Carlsen to climb to the top spot on Monday. 

After prevailing against the Norwegian star in the Blitz event that preceded the Classical section, Anand registered a thrilling victory in Armageddon (sudden death game) after the regular match concluded in a 40-move draw. 

Viswanathan Anand recreated his magic when he beat Carlsen to post a win in 50 moves. Anand had begun the Classical section with three consecutive victories, defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), and Hao Wang (China) before American Wesley So ended his winning streak in the fourth round.

As a result, the former world champion was sharing the lead with Magnus Carlsen on 8.5 points each. Carlsen lies in the second spot with 9.5 points despite the defeat to his long-time rival.


(With Agency Inputs)


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