viswanathan anand world champion, an Indian chess master finished fourth in the norway chess open 2022 blitz event after defeating world champion Magnus Carlsen in round seven.
However, in the 10-player blitz event early on Tuesday, the former world champion lost to Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) in the fourth and ninth rounds, respectively, to end with 5 points.
The Indian GM Viswanathan Anand started with a win over Aryan Tari (Norway) in the blitz before drawing with So in round two. In the third round, he defeated veteran Veselin Topalov before sharing the point with Teimur Radjabov.
After losing to Giri and drawing with Hao Wang, Anand overcame Carlsen (China). A draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov followed by a loss to Vachier-Lagrave put an end to his hopes after he started with 2.5 points from the first three rounds.
Anand’s victory over Carlsen follows his compatriot and teen star R 2022 recent victory over the Norwegian world champion in an online blitz event of norway chess open.
American In the Blitz rankings, Wesley So finished first with 6.5 points, one point ahead of Carlsen, and Giri finished third. As a result, he was given the option of selecting his own starting number in the conventional competition.
Starting later on Tuesday, the ten players will compete in a classical event.
Anand begins his Classical campaign with a match against Vachier-Lagrave in norway chess open .