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Gashimov Memorial Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand ends rapid event with two losses

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Viswanathan Anand ends rapid event with two losses


  • Viswanathan Anand disappoints in 7th Vugar Gashimov Memorial Chess Competition
  • Anand ended his campaign with two losses in the rapid event.
  • Anand will now participate in the Blitz tournament which starts on Wednesday

Former world champion player Viswanathan Anand was disappointed in the seventh Vugar Gashimov Memorial Chess Competition. Anand ended his campaign with two losses on Tuesday in the rapid event of the tournament. Viswanathan Anand suffered a 0.5-1.5 loss to Fabiano Caruana of America in the opening match of the day.

At the same time, in the second match of the day, Azerbaijan’s low-rated player Vugar Asadali defeated him by the same margin. Anand registered his only win in the rapid category against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the sixth round on Monday. His score in seven rounds was 5.5. He also lost to Russia’s Sergei Karjakin, Hungary’s Richard Rapport, Azerbaijan’s Raf Mamedov and Czech Republic’s David Navara. Anand will now take part in the Blitz tournament which begins on Wednesday.

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