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Anand finishes last in Gashimov Memorial chess

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December 23, 2021 21:48 IST
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Viswanathan Anand

IMAGE: Viswanathan Anand tasted success just twice in the Gashimov Memorial Chess tournament, played in the Rapid and Blitz format, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Leuven Grand Chess Tour 2017

Indian chess icon Viswanathan Anand finished last in the seventh Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament, after scoring just two victories, in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Thursday.       

His sole win on the second day of the Blitz event was against the Czech Republic's David Navara, in a 70-move marathon in Round 10.

 

He finished last with nine points from seven rounds of Rapid (involving two mini-matches) and 14 rounds of Blitz.

The former World champion, who lost to Fabiano Caruana (USA) and Richard Rapport (Hungary) on the first day of Blitz, went down to Caruana yet again.

Anand drew his games against Rauf Memedov (Azerbaijan), Rapport, Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Vugar Asadli (Azerbaijan).

Caruana and Rapport finished on 24 points following which the American won the Armageddon to take the top spot.

Earlier, in the Rapid section, Anand scored only one win against Shakriyar Mamedyarov in the sixth round.

The Gashimov Memorial tournament this year was played in the Rapid and Blitz format.

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