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Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Viswanathan Anand won World Rapid Chess Championship title in Riyadh on Thursday. Earlier in the tournament, he won against the old rival Magnus Carlsen of Norway. And the 48-year-old, Vishwanathan Anand went on to finish on top with 10.5 points in the 15th and the final round. Since two other men, Vladimir Fedoseev and Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia have also scored 10.5 points. Later on, a tiebreaker has to decide the winner with mini-match. In that mini-match, Anand won against 26-year-old Fedoseev. A win with 2-0 is one of his most memorable crown in a long career.

The other Indians who have played for World’s Chess Championship are P. Harikrishna who have finished at 16th position, Surya Shekhar Ganguly at 60th, S.P. Sethuraman 96th and B. Adhiban 65th. And the Women World Rapid Chess Championship was won by Ju Wenjun of China. While Dronavalli Harika is the Indian who have played best with the finishing at 19th, Padmini Rout took the 22nd position, 34th and 35th place have been taken by S. Vijayalakshmi and Eesha Karavde, respectively.

Vishwanathan Anand is popularly called as Vishy, he is an Indian Chess grandmaster who is current World Rapid Chess Champion. In 1988, he became India’s first grandmaster and held FIDE World Chess Championship since 2000 to 2002. Later on, in 2007, he became undisputed World Champion and set victory against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. His career starting since 1988 has remained challenging with the achievement of new titles. In 2010, Anand defended his title in the World Chess Championship against Veselin Topalov and in 2012 he set win against Boris Gelfand.

However, in the World Chess Championship of 2013, Anand lost to old rival Magnus Carlsen. And now in 2017, he has become the winner of World Rapid Chess Championship. On India’s historic win, everyone is accelerating their congratulations to¬†Vishwanathan Anand on the social media sites.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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