Viswanathan Anand beats former world champion Garry Kasparov in Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Five times world chess champion Viswanathan Anand beats former world champion, Garry Kasparov in the eagerly anticipated tournaments Croatia Grand Chess Tour on Saturday. Indian Grandmaster played with white pieces and grabbed down Kasparov in 30 moves in a Sicilian Najdorf variation game of the Blitz contest in the fourth round.

Though, the Indian chess champion took off down to the top-seeded Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia in round the fifth round. He got placed sixth after five rounds with 11.5 points.


Anand’s Blitz tournament was opened in not his favour as he got defeated at the hands of Anish Giri, the Dutch Grandmaster before he gained a victory over Jan-Kryzstof Duda of Poland and then he sorted points with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the French Grandmaster in the third round.

After the Rapid section, the former world champion had finished off at seventh place with nine points. Chennai-based maestro Anand has returned to over-the-board action after March 2020 and proceeded with his clash with Kasper, the one who is playing the Blitz contest single here.

Results: Blitz: 4th round: Viswanathan Anand win over Garry Kasparov, Anton Korobov failed to Jan-Kryzstof Duda, Shakriyar Mamedyarov lost to Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri drew Peter Van Foreest, Ian Nepomniachtchi drew with Vachier-Lagrave.