Tata Steel Chess: Carlsen wins record seventh title, Anand ties for third

Viswanathan Anand was part of a three-way tie for the third place with 7.5 points while Vidit tallied seven points.

Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujarati signed peace in 30 moves in the 13th and final round to finish fifth and sixth in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament on Sunday.   -  R. Ragu

Five-time winner Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujarati signed peace in 30 moves in the 13th and final round to finish fifth and sixth in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament here
on Sunday.

Anand was part of a three-way tie for the third place with 7.5 points while Vidit tallied seven points.

Magnus Carlsen (9) won the title for a record seventh time following his 30-move draw with runner-up Anish Giri (8.5). The World No. 1 entered the final round with a half-point lead over Giri after working out a clinical win in 71 moves over Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof late last
evening.

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Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren (7.5 each) took the next two spots.

Vladimir Kramnik suffered his sixth loss after surrendering with white pieces to Samuel Shankland in 66 moves and finished last.

In the Challengers section, R. Praggnanandhaa drew his final round with Dinara Saduakassova to finish 11th with five points from 13 rounds. Vladislav Kovalev of Belarus won with a tally of 10 points.
 

13th round results: Viswanathan Anand (7.5) drew with Vidit Gujarati (7); Anish Giri (8.5) drew with Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 9); Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 7.5) drew with Teimour Radjabov (Aze, 6.5); Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Pol, 5.5) drew with Ding Liren (Chn, 7.5); Richard Rapport (Hun, 6.5) bt Jordeen van Foreest (Ned, 4.5); Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 4.5) lost to Samuel Shankland (USA, 6.5); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 5) drew with Vladimir Fedoseev (Rus, 5)
Standings (Masters): 1. Carlsen, 2. Giri, 3-5. Nepomniachtchi, Ding, Anand, 6. Vidit, 7-9.Radjabov, Shankland, Rapport, 10. Duda, 11-12. Fedoseev, Mamedyarov, 13-14. Foreest and Kramnik.