Anand wins first game over Karpov

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Viswanathan Anand beat Anatoly Karpov of Russia in the first match of the final of Eurotel chess tournament in Prague.

Prague:

Viswanathan Anand moved a step closer to regaining a world championship crown when he inflicted a crushing defeat on Anatoly Karpov of Russia in the first match of the final of Eurotel chess tournament here today. In a clash of two former world champions, Anand totally outplayed his rival with white pieces in a Petroff defence game. Anand won in 59 moves. He now needs only a draw in the second game to win the championship, which carries a total prize money of 500,000 Euros. (PTI)

Topics : Chess
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