Tata Steel Chess | Viswanathan Anand slips to fourth position after draw with Jan Duda
Viswanathan Anand slipped to fourth position in the ongoing Tata Steel chess after he drew with Poland’s Jan Krzysztof Duda in the eleventh round of the tournament. On the other hand, after a win against Samuel Shankland of United States, Vidit Gujarati was leading along with Magnus Carlsen.
After a loss against World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand had slipped to
Anand will now have to beat both Ding Liren of China and Vidit Gujrathi, who looks in good form, in order to keep his chances alive in the tournament. Another Indian in the fray, Vidit Gujrathi has been in good form in
“I had played Mamedyarov thrice in the Tata Steel rapid and blitz tournament just some time back in India and had lost all three, I really wanted to win today and I am glad I played a good game,” said a jubilant Gujrathi in the post-game chat to scroll.in
Moving away from the Indian players, Dutchman Anish Giri and Magnus Carlsen now have a joint lead in the tournament with 7.5 points each. While Giri won against Samuel Shankland of United States, Carlsen played out a draw against Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan.
Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia is on the third position with seven points as there are two table leaders. The Ian defeated compatriot Vladimir Fedoseev in another decisive game of the day. Anand and Gujrati will have to continue a good showing in order to finish the tournament on a high.
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