Indian legend Viswanathan Anand continued his successful run within the Classical part of the Norway Chess match right here as he defeated China’s Wang Hao within the third spherical to stay on prime of the standings.
The 52-year-old Anand received the Armageddon (sudden dying recreation) early on Friday after the common classical match was drawn after 39 strikes.
The Armageddon noticed the previous world champion pip Hao in 44 strikes to take his factors tally to 7.5. He’s adopted by American Wesley So, who’s on 6 factors, and world No.1 Magnus Carlsen (5.5).
That is the Indian ace’s third straight win within the Classical part after having overwhelmed Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) within the first two rounds.
Carlsen bounced again to win towards Teimour Radjabov after having misplaced within the second spherical to So through the Armageddon.
Within the different matches of the day, Vachier-Lagrave defeated Norwegian Aryan Tari and Anish Giri shared factors with So, drawing the classical and Armageddon video games whereas Shakhriyar Mamedyarov topped Topalov within the sudden dying.
Within the ongoing Norway Chess match, the gamers participate in a Armageddon (sudden dying) in case of a draw within the classical recreation.
American star So had received the Blitz occasion which preceded the Classical part.