Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2021: Viswanathan Anand trumps Garry Kasparov
Viswanathan Anand is a renowned Indian Grand Master and a five-time world champion. He took on fellow former world champion Garry Kasparov of Russia during the Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2021, as he ended up on the winning note.
Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand came up with a brilliant performance. He overcame the challenge from fellow former world champion Garry Kasparov of Russia in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2021 on Saturday.
The Indian played with whites and tamed the Russian in 30 moves using the Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation technique in the fourth round of the highly anticipated contest. However, he could not get past top-seed Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia in the following round, reports PTI.
In the process, he registered wins over Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Anton Korobov and Jorden Van Foreest, while drawing against Azerbaijan's Shakriyar Mamedyarov. Meanwhile, Anand is placed fifth in the tournament, having scripted four wins, two draws and a couple of losses.
Anand began the tournament with a loss against Anish Giri of the Netherlands before beating Poland's Duda of Poland and drawing against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France. It was Anand's first competitive chess tournament since March 2020.
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