Indian Viswanathan Anand is on a good run in the Norway chess blitz of 2022. He recently defeated Magnus Carlsen in the 7th round of the event. Notably, Carlsen is the current world number one in chess. He secured the third spot with this win. This format of the competition lasts for a shorter time. Eventually, Wesley So won the Blitz event in 2022. He had a score of 6.5 out of 9. Notably, Anand managed a draw in his game with So.
Anand is on a decent run in the Norway chess blitz. He started by beating Aryan Tari of Norway. And then came a series of draws and losses. However, he did manage to get the win over Carlsen. This win will pep him up for the rest of the matches. It is his first win over him since 2017.
More recently, Anand has beaten Vachier-Lagrave in a classic match. It is a good start for the Indian GM in this format. Notably, ten players will lock horns in the classical event.
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Anand at the Norway Chess blitz 2022
Indian GM Anand is a revered name in the world of chess. He has been a world champion five times. Naturally, there were high expectations from him in the event. Let us now have a look at how is it going for him. We will look at every one of his matches in the 2022 event.
Anand started with a win in the Norway chess blitz. He beat Norway’s Aryan Tari in his first match. After that, a draw with the eventual winner So followed. He then beat Veselin Topalov in the next game. However, a tie with Radjabov was up next. Moreover, he lost his next match against Anish. This loss lost him several points. Besides, he registered draws with Mamedyarov and Vachier-Lagrave in the blitz round.
Nevertheless, his classical round has started on a good note. He beat Vachier-Lagrave in the first match. He will look to capitalize on this win.
Magnus Carlsen against Indians
Carlsen recently made the news for a match against an Indian. It was 16-year old R Praggnanandhaa. It was in an online event in 2022.
Moreover, Harikrishna is the other Indian to beat the current world no.1. He did that in 2020. However, Anand remains the first Indian to defeat the Norwegian.