Viswanathan Anand beats Erwin L'Ami but Magnus Carlsen takes unbeatable lead

Magnus Carlsen was at his best in demolishing Nakamura who played the Sicilian Kalashnikov as black. Nakamura was saddled with two knights on the edge of the board while Carlsen stuck to basics to develop a dangerous attack against the centralised black king.

updated: January 27, 2013 12:18 IST
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Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands): World champion Viswanathan Anand fought back from an inferior position to beat Erwin L'Ami of Holland to be joint second at the 75th Tata Steel chess tournament with one round to spare here at the De Moriaan.

With his fourth victory coming in the penultimate round, Anand rose back to joint second spot on eight points but a rampaging Magnus Carlsen of Norway ensured he would remain untouchable after butchering Hikaru Nakamura of United States.

The world number one took his tally to an unassailable 9.5 points and remains 1.5 points ahead of Anand and Levon Aronian of Armenia.

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