Viswanathan Anand wins bronze at World Blitz Chess Championship


Viswanathan Anand continued his excellent run by winning a bronze at the World Blitz Chess Championship after his gold-winning performance in the Rapid section.

World Classical champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) won Gold. Coming into the final day, Carlsen had seven points from eleven rounds. He ended with an overall tally of sixteen points after scoring 9/10 on the final day.

Anand too had seven points and his 7.5 points in the last 10 games were good enough for a tied-second place with Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Karjakin could muster just 5.5 points on the final day and ended with 14.5 points.

Anand last participated in the London Chess Classic earlier this month, where he finished last.

Among other Indians in the fray, P Harikrishna and Vidit Gujrathi did well to end on 12.5 points apiece, B Adhiban ended on 11 while Surya Shekhar Ganguly and S P Sethuraman finished with 10 points apiece.