Norway chess 2022: Anand continues to lead after three rounds

Viswanathan Anand and Wang Hao drew their classical time-format game in 39 moves. In the tie-breaking Armageddon game, Anand played white and won in 44 games to add 1.5 points from the round.

Viswanathan Anand stayed ahead at 7.5 points, from 9.5.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Viswanathan Anand stopped Wang Hao in the Armageddon game and continued to lead after three rounds of Norway Chess at Stavanger on Thursday.

Anand and Wang drew their classical time-format game in 39 moves. In the tie-breaking Armageddon game, Anand played white and won in 44 games to add 1.5 points from the round.

As a result, Anand stayed ahead at 7.5 points, from 9.5. Wesley So was second at 6/10, half a point ahead of Magnus Carlsen (5.5/10).

The results:
Third round: Viswanathan Anand (7.5/9.5) drew with Wang Hao (Chn, 3/10.5); (Armageddon): Anand bt Wang; Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 5.5/10) bt Teimour Radjabov (Aze, 1.5/9.5); Aryan Tari (Nor, 2/10) lost to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra,4.5/9.5); Anish Giri (Ned,4/10.5) drew with Wesley So (USA, 6/10); (Armageddon): Anish drew with So (So declared winner); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 4/10.5) drew with Veselin Topalov (Bul, 2/10); (Armageddon): Mamedyarov bt Topalov.
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