Viswanathan Anand beats Morozevich in 3rd round of Tal Memorial Chess

Anand shares the fifth spot now along side Andreikin and Carlsen on 1.5 points apiece while Morozevich and Karjakin are next in standings having one point each.

updated: June 16, 2013 10:51 IST
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Moscow: World champion Viswanathan Anand bounced back from the disappointing results of the past two rounds to defeat Russian Alexander Morozevich in a positional skirmish in the third round of the Tal Memorial Chess tournament now in progress here.

After a loss against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the opener and a tense draw in the second round against Russian champion Dmitry Andreikin, the world champion showed form against Morozevich and outplayed him when it mattered the most to move back to a 50 per cent score in one of the strongest tournaments of recent times.

On what turned out to be another amazing round, Caruana backed his instincts to win a drawn endgame against world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway while Hikaru Nakamura of United States scored his second win on the trot at the expense of Sergey Karjakin of Russia.

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