Shamkir Chess Open | Viswanathan Anand settles for fourth; Magnus Carlsen ends on a high

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Shamkir Chess Open | Viswanathan Anand settles for fourth; Magnus Carlsen ends on a high

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04/10/2019

Viswanathan Anand had to make do with the fourth spot in the recently concluded Shamkir Chess Open held in Azerbaijan as he played out a draw former world championship challenger Veselin Topalov. Meanwhile, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen won his final bout against Russia’s Alexander Grischuk.

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand finished the fourth edition of the Shamkir Chess Open in join fourth place alongside Russia’s Alexander Grischuk and Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan. The former world number one played out a draw in the final round against Veselin Topalov. Anand did not get much in the game against Topalov who played black. The opening was an Italian wherein the central breakthrough led to a level position for former world championship challenger -  Topalov. The game was called off as a draw due to the repetition of moves.

Meanwhile, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen ended his campaign on a high by defeating Russia’s Grischuk in the final round. The fact that Carlsen had already confirmed his tournament win in the previous round did not stop him from going all out against his Russian opponent. Carlsen has now four Shamkir Open titles in as many attempts making it one of his favourite hunting grounds. The Norwegian scored a massive seven points and is now above 2850 in live ratings.

Results round 9: V Anand (Ind, 4.5) drew with Veselin Topalov (Bul, 4); David Navara (Cze, 4) drew with Teimour Radjabov (Aze, 4.5); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 3.5) drew with Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 5); Ding Liren (Chn, 5) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 3); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 5) beat Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 4.5).

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