Viswanathan Anand loses to Wang Hao, finishes fourth in Norway Chess

Sergey Karjakin of Russia won the title with six points after his ninth and final round game against Bulgarian Veselin Topalov ended in a draw.

updated: May 18, 2013 21:44 IST
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Sandnes, Norway: Going all out for a win to clinch the title, world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a heart-breaking loss at the hands of Wang Hao of China in the final round to finish a disappointing fourth in the Norway Super Chess tournament on Saturday.

Anand, who needed a win against Hao in the last round to win the title, was placed joint second going into his final game after his winning eight round encounter against local boy Jon Ludwig Hammer.

The shocking defeats of leader Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Carlsen, the highest rated player in the world, in the penultimate round also worked in Anand's favour as it threw the championship wide open.

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