Viswanathan Anand Suffers Seventh Defeat In Legends Of Chess Tournament

Viswanathan Anand lost the eighth round match to world No.3 Ding Liren.© AFP

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed to his seventh defeat in the $150,000 Legends of Chess online tournament, going down 0.5-2.5 to world No.3 Ding Liren in the eighth round. Going into the match against the Chinese after ending his six-match losing streak, Anand surrendered the first game in just 22 moves late on Tuesday. The duo settled for a 47-move draw in the second before Liren sealed victory in the third game with black pieces in 41 moves.

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