Anand beats Kasparov in Grand Chess Tour

In the battle between the legends who have 11 World titles between them, Viswanathan Anand defeated Garry Kasparov in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour at Zagreb.

Viswanathan Anand and Garry Kasparov at the Croatia Grand Chess Tour at Zagreb. - SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

In the battle between the legends who have 11 World titles between them, Viswanathan Anand defeated Garry Kasparov in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour at Zagreb on Saturday.

Their fourth round game in the the blitz section ended with Kasparov, who no longer is active as a player, losing on time. Anand was in a winning a position, however.

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The day though had begun badly for the Chennai Grandmaster, going down to Anish Giri of the Netherlands. But he bounced back with a win over Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland and then drew with France's Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Anand ended the day in the fifth position, with 14 points, two points behind the joint leaders, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France and Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.

The standings

1-2. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus) 16 points;

3. Anish Giri (Ned) 15;

4. Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Pol) 14;

5. Viswanathan Anand 14;

6-7. Alexander Grischuk (Rus) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze) 12.5;

8. Anton Korobov (Ukr) 11;

9. Garry Kasparov (Rus)/Ivan Saric (Cro) 10.5;

10. Jorden Van Foreest (Ned) 8.

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