Anand loses to Giri in Altibox Norway chess

Holland's Anish Giri constantly pressurised Viswanathan Anand and the latter resigned on the 33rd move.

Viswanathan Anand suffered his second defeat at the Altibox Norway chess tournament.   -  pti

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered his second defeat in the Altibox Norway chess tournament. He lost to Anish Giri of Holland in the fourth round here.

He had lost to Russia's Vladimir Kramnik the second round.

Anand was under consistent pressure from a rejuvenated Giri, who had been sharing the bottom place in the table with the former at the start of the fourth round.

Playing the black side of an English opening, Anand lost a bishop early. On the 17th move, Giri cut the other Bishop too.

Anand's position was deteriorating quickly and he resigned on the 33rd move.

World champion Magnus Carlsen went down to Armenia's Levon Aronian. Hikaru Nakamura scored his second victory in the event beating France's Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.


Results (Round 4)

Anish Giri (Ned, 2) beat V Anand (Ind, 1); Levon Aronian (Arm, 2.5) beat Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 1); Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 3) beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 1.5). 

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