Norway Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand Remains On Top After Third Straight Win

Norway Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand Remains On Top After Third Straight Win

Vishwanathan Anand maintained his victory in the Norwegian Chess TournamentAFP

Indian legend Vishwanathan Anand continued his winning streak in the classical section of the Norwegian Chess Tournament as he topped the standings by defeating Wang Hao of China in the third round. Anand, 52, won the Armageddon (Game of Sudden Death) early Friday when the regular classical match ended in a draw after 39 moves.

Armageddon saw former world champion Pip Hao take his points tally to 7.5 in 44 moves. He is followed by American Wesley Soo, who is at 6 points, and world number one Magnus Carlsen (5.5).

This is the third consecutive victory of an Indian player in the Classic section after defeating the Frenchman Maxim Vicher-Lagrao and Vaseline Topalov (Bulgaria) in the first two rounds.

Carlson returned to victory against Timur Radjabov after losing by 100 in the second round through Armageddon.

In the other matches of the day, Vachier-Lagrave defeated Aryan Tari of Norway and Anish Gary shared 100 points to draw the Classical and Armageddon games while Shakir Mamedirov topped Topalov in Sudden Death.

In the ongoing Norwegian Chess Tournament, players take part in Armageddon (sudden death) in the event of a draw in a classical game.

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American star Xu won the Blitz event before the classical section.

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