Anand crushes Kramnik, rises to 3rd in Chess Tourney

Updated: 31 January 2010 14:41 IST

World champion Viswanathan Anand outmaneuvered Russian Vladimir Kramnik in the 12th round to rise to the third spot in the elite group 'A' of the Corus Chess To

Wijk Aan Zee:

World champion Viswanathan Anand outmaneuvered Russian Vladimir Kramnik in the 12th round to rise to the third spot in the elite group 'A' of the Corus Chess Tournament.

After his second victory in three rounds, Anand moved to third spot in the overall standings on seven points out of a possible 12.

Anand had earlier beaten Alexei Shirov of Spain when he was leading the tournament and Kramnik too was at the helm till he met his nemesis in the Indian ace.

Anand overpowered Kramnik with his wily maneuvers. The Russian went for the Petroff defense with black pieces and found the going tough after the 20th move and then chose something that appeared solid.

But a white exchange sacrifice not long after proved it was far from solid enough.

Topics : Chess
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