Viswanathan Anand Wins Bronze in World Rapid Chess Championship
(PTI/TOI): Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand came up with a thumping victory over reigning world champion Magnus Carlsenbut had to settle for the bronze medal in the World Rapid Chess Championship.
The game with Carlsen, who won Gold despite the defeat, was the talking point for thousands of chess buffs on the social media as Anand is set for a re-match with Carlsen in November to determine the next world champion. Anand, a five-time world champion, had lost the crown to Carlsen last year.
Carlsen concluded the event with 11,0/15 points, half a point ahead of Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand,Levon Aronian and Alexander Morozevich. Caruana is awarded with the silver, thanks to the best tie-break score (average rating of the opponents), while Anand took the bronze.