Hello and welcome to the highlights of Chess24 Legends of Chess, the penultimate event of the million-dollar Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour.

 

Highlights from Wednesday’s action:
 

 

Today’s pairings:

Boris Gelfand (Israel) vs Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia)

Ding Liren (China) vs Peter Leko (Hungary)

Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) vs Viswanathan Anand (India)

Peter Svidler (Russia) vs Anish Giri (The Netherlands)

Magnus Carlsen (Norway) vs Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)


WHAT HAPPENED ON TUESDAY?

A day after stopping Boris Gelfand 2.5-0.5 for his first win in the chess24 Legends of Chess, Viswanathan Anand crashed to a stunning defeat, by a similar margin, to an otherwise struggling Ding Liren in the eighth round on Tuesday.

Surprisingly, Anand lost both his games with white pieces rather tamely. In between, he drew with black.

In this battle involving two players out of reckoning for a place in the…

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