In the battle between the legends who’ve 11 World titles between them, Viswanathan Anand defeated Garry Kasparov within the Croatia Grand Chess Tour at Zagreb on Saturday.
Their fourth-round recreation within the the blitz part resulted in anticlimactic style although, with Kasparov, who now not is energetic as a participant, dropping on time. Anand was in a successful a place, nonetheless.
The day although had begun badly for the Chennai Grandmaster, who went all the way down to Anish Giri of the Netherlands. But he bounced again with a win over Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland after which drew with France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave within the third spherical. The Frenchman was among the many 4 males within the lead with 14 rounds of blitz remaining.
The standings: 1-4. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra), Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus), Anish Giri (Ned) and Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Pol) 13.5 factors; 5-6. Alexander Grischuk (Rus) and Viswanathan Anand 11.5; 7. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze) 11; 8. Garry Kasparov (Rus)/Ivan Saric (Cro) 10.5; 9. Anton Korobov (Ukr) 9; 10. Jorden Van Foreest (Ned) 7.5.