India’s Viswanathan Anand suffered his second consecutive loss, happening to world No.1 Magnus Carlsen in the second spherical of the USD 150,000 chess24 Legends of Chess online event.
The former world champion had saved the Norwegian ace in check in three video games of the best-of-four contest earlier than slipping 1.5-2.5 by in the ultimate recreation late on Wednesday.
The Indian ace is making his maiden look on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour.
He had gone down by the same margin to Russia’s Peter Svidler in the opening spherical. He takes on one other former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the third spherical.Anand is back in motion after having last participated in the Online Nations Cup in May.
Carlsen is in joint lead with veteran Israeli Boris Gelfand and Svidler. All of them have six factors after two victories every.
Anish Giri obtained off the mark with a win over Vladimir Kramnik, whereas world No.3 Ding Liren’s struggles continued because the Chinese misplaced to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.
All the round-robin video games are best-of-four recreation contests.
Legends of Chess is a singular event the place Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Giri, semifinalists on the Chessable Masters (half of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), acquired an automated invite.
They are up towards six legends aged 40-52, who’ve been on the prime of world chess at numerous factors in their profession.
The event is an element of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. The winner of this event will qualify for the USD 300,000 Grand Final scheduled from August 9 to 20.
Results:Round 2: Ian Nepominiachtchi beat Ding Liren 2.5-1.5; Magnus Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand 2.5-1.5; Peter Svidler beat Peter Leko 2.5-1.5; Boris Gelfand beat Vasyl Ivanchuk 2.5-1.5; Anish Giri beat Vladimir Kramnik 2.5-1.5.