Anand moves into semis

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Viswanathan Anand beat Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach the semi-finals of the Eurotel World Chess trophy.

Anand moves into semis

Prague:

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand fought back from a difficult situation to beat Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach the semi-finals of the Eurotel World Chess trophy here. However, the day's hero was World Championship finalist GM Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine, who toppled top seed GM Garry Kasparov of Russia in sudden death to reach the last four. Former world champion Anatoly Karpov of Russia continued his excellent form and ousted compatriot GM Alexander Morozevich with a clinical 1.5-0.5 victory. Completing the semi line-up was GM Alexei Shirov of Spain who toppled GM Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria. (PTI)

Topics : Chess
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