Sergey Karjakin of Russia won the title with six points after his ninth and final round game against Bulgarian Veselin Topalov ended in a draw.
Viswanathan Anand scored another delightful victory against Jon Ludwig Hammer of Norway in the 8th round of the Norway Super Chess tournament which is poised for an exciting finish, press release issued by Team Anand at NIIT.
The remaining games against two lowest-ranked players give some hopes for Anand but even 1.5 points should be good enough for a podium finish.
World champion Viswanathan Anand outclassed Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan to jump to joint third spot after the seventh round of Norway chess 2013 super tournament.
Right from the start, Anand was seen pressing for some advantage and it came after some real hard work. However, Karjakin did his bit to keep finding difficult defensive moves.
After a shocking loss at the hands of American Hikaru Nakamura, Anand played it solid as black and did not have any problems in warding off the challenge of Svidler who played the white side of a Sicilian Najdorf.
Anand blundered his way from a level position and the concern about his white results remained. Out of the three white games so far in the tournament, the Indian has scored one win, one loss and one draw to keep it on an even keel.
Sergey Karjakin of Russia scored his third straight victory at the expense of Wang Hao of China to lead the table with three points. Anand and Levon Aronian follow him, a full point behind.
In the other two games Sergey Karjakin crashed through the defences of Jon Ludvig Hammer of Norway and, in a surprise, Peter Svidler of Russia was outdone by Wang Hao of China.
Anand playing with White pieces played fast and traded pieces quickly to reach a rook and pawn ending which was drawn after 33 moves.
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