Indian GM Viswanathan Anand suffered his eighth loss in the USD 150,000 Legends of Chess online tournament, going down to long-time rival Vasyl Ivanchuk of Ukraine in the final round. Anand ended the tournament in ninth position behind GM Peter Leko who finished last. After all the four games ended in draws, the Anand-Ivanchuk contest went into the Armageddon (a tie-breaker), which also ended in a stalemate. The Ukrainian emerged victorious as he played black in the decider late on Wednesday.

Anand started the match with a 57-move draw and the tie progressed in a similar vein with the players opting for quiet draws. The Armageddon game was a 59-move affair before the former world champion signed peace with Ivanchuk.

The 50-year old Indian finished ninth…

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