Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in 40 strikes within the first spherical of the classical part of the Norway Chess event.
The win over the French participant late on Tuesday enabled the Indian GM to realize 3 factors.
American Wesley So beat Teimur Rajdabov within the first spherical to be degree with Anand, whereas Magnus Carlsen needed to accept a draw with China’s Wang Had.
Within the blitz occasion performed previous to the Classical, Anand had shocked world champion Carlsen in spherical seven on the way in which to a fourth-place end.
The previous world champion, nevertheless, suffered defeats to Anish Giri (the Netherlands) and Vachier-Lagrave within the fourth and ninth spherical respectively to complete with 5 factors within the 10-player blitz occasion.
So completed on high of the Blitz standings with 6.5 factors, one away from Carlsen whereas Giri took the third spot. He thus earned the fitting to select his beginning quantity for the classical occasion.
Within the classical occasion, the gamers would play an Armeggedon (sudden dying) sport in case of a draw.