Anand avenges defeat

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

Defending Champion Viswanathan Anand avenges his first-game defeat at the hands of rank outsider Olivier Touzane of France in Moscow.

Moscow:

Defending Champion Viswanathan Anand avenged his first-game defeat at the hands of rank outsider Olivier Touzane of France with a victory in the second game of first round matches at the World Chess Championships here today. After losing in the first game yesterday, it was a do-or-die battle for Anand and he delivered his best under tremendous pressure. Playing black, Anand took just 23 moves to demolish the defence of Touzane who had given him an ouster threat yesterday. Anand and Olivier, ranked lowest in the 128-player field, will now face each other in a rapid-play tiebreaker. If that too is drawn, the match will go to a blitz tiebreaker later in the day. (PTI)

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