India legend Viswanathan Anand’s profitable run within the Classical occasion of the Norway Chess match got here to an finish after struggling a loss in opposition to American Wesley So within the fourth spherical on Saturday.
The 52-year-old former world champion now shares the lead with Magnus Carlsen on 8.5 factors every.
The common Classical recreation between Anand and So led to a attract 28 strikes. The American then beat the Indian GM in 46 strikes by way of the Armageddon (sudden dying) recreation.
The Indian ace had posted wins over France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vaselin Topalov of Bulgaria and China’s Hao Wang within the first three rounds.
In the meantime, Carlsen defeated Dutchman Anish Giri within the Classical recreation to select up three factors and be a part of Anand within the lead.
In one other decisive recreation in spherical 4, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hao Wang, whereas Teimour Radjavov and the skilled Topalov gained by way of the Armageddon in opposition to Vachier-Lagrave and Aryan Tari (Norway) respectively.
Within the ongoing Norway Chess match, the gamers participate in a Armageddon (sudden dying) in case of a draw within the classical recreation.
So had gained the Blitz occasion forward of the Classical occasion.