Out of the eight top athletes that will fight to determine next challenger for world champion Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand is seeded fourth in the tournament.
In the six-player event, Viswanathan Anand could only score five points out of a possible 10 overall.
India's Viswanathan Anand and Hikaru Nakamura of the United States share the fourth spot on four points each at the end of the classical section and will not look to finish in the top bracket after the rapid games.
With his first win in four games, Anand jumped to joint third spot on three points. This victory also served as a morale booster after an indifferent start that involved two losses and a draw in the first three rounds.
After two uncharacteristic defeats coming against world champion Levon Aronian of Armenia and Hikaru Nakamura of United States, Anand put an end to his losses with a solid draw wherein he had to defend for a while in the early stages.
World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who beat Viswanathan Anand in the World Championship in Chennai last year, played out a draw with Levon Aronian while Fabiano Caruana of Italy hung on to get his draw with Boris Gelfand of Israel in the other games of this six-player round-robin tournament.
It turned out to be a bad day in office for Anand who lost his way in the middle game and his counter-play bid did not materialise. The loss may prove quite costly as every win here is worth two points for the overall standings.
Viswanathan Anand had to bear the brunt of losing to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen once again, the chess player who had beaten him in the last World championship match at Chennai.
World number two Levon Aronian of Armenia, Fabiano Caruana of Italy, Hikaru Nakamura of United States and former world championship challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel complete the lineup of what is the highest category tournament ever in the history of the game.
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