Viswanathan Anand Crushes Peter Svidler to Come Back in Hunt at Candidates Chess

Updated: 18 March 2016 10:26 IST

Viswanathan Anand defeated Peter Svidler in the sixth round of Candidates Chess to rise to joint second spot with 3.5 points

Viswanathan Anand Crushes Peter Svidler to Come Back in Hunt at Candidates Chess
Viswanathan Anand is a five-time world champion. © AFP

Moscow:

Viswanathan Anand staged a brilliant comeback by crashing through the defences of Peter Svidler of Russia in the sixth round of Candidates Chess tournament here. (Viswanathan Anand Regains India No. 1 Ranking After Brief Slip)

The mixed-bag for Anand continued in the biggest challenge of the year as the Indian ace got what he was looking for with white in nearly a lop-sided encounter against the seven-time Russia champion.

The win helped Anand inched up to joint second spot in overall standings on 3.5 points out of a possible seven, while Sergey Karjakin of Russia survived almost a lost position against Fabiano Caruana of United States.

Anand with 3.5 can look up to the coming games with confidence. The Indian ace has been under pressure to perform in similar circumstance for quite some time now.

Results round 6: V Anand (Ind, 3.5) beat Peter Svidler (Rus, 2.5); Veselin Topalov (Bul, 1,5) playing Anish Giri (Ned. 3); ); Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 3) drew with Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 4)

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