Viswanathan Anand lies final within the desk with six factors with Liren and Peter Leko. (FILE)
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed to his seventh defeat within the USD 150,000 Legends of Chess on-line event, happening 0.5-2.5 to world No.Three Ding Liren within the eighth spherical.
Going into the match in opposition to the Chinese language after ending his six-match shedding streak, Anand surrendered the primary sport in simply 22 strikes late on Tuesday.
The duo settled for a 47-move draw within the second earlier than Liren sealed victory within the third sport with black items in 41 strikes.
Anand lies final within the desk with six factors with Liren and Peter Leko.
The 50-year previous Indian takes on Vasyl Ivanchuk within the ninth and remaining spherical.
World No.1 Magnus Carlsen overcame the problem of Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi after the four-game contest ended at 2-all.
The Armageddon (a tie-break) additionally resulted in a stalemate however the Norwegian gained and picked up three factors as a result of he performed black.
The Norwegian participant maintains his place on the high of the desk with 22 factors adopted by Nepomniatchi (19) and Anish Giri (15). Carlsen has gained all of the eight matches he has performed thus far.
Giri misplaced 2-Three to veteran Ivanchuk however is in line to qualify for the final 4.
Legends of Chess is a novel occasion the place Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Giri, semifinalists on the Chessable Masters (a part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), obtained an computerized invite and are up in opposition to six legends aged 40-52, who’ve been on the high of world chess at numerous factors of their profession.
The event is a part of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. The winner of this occasion will qualify for the USD 300,000 Grand Ultimate scheduled from August 9 to 20.
Outcomes of Spherical 8: Ding Liren (China) beat Viswanathan Anand (India) 2.5-0.5; Magnus Carlsen (Norway) beat Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 2.5-2.5 (Carlsen gained after drawing Armageddon with black); Peter Svidler (Russia) beat Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2.5-1.5: Vasyl Ivanchuk (Russia) beat Anish Giri (the Netherlands) 3-2; Boris Gelfand (Israel) beat Peter Leko (Hungary) 3-2.