Viswanathan Anand defeated by Magnus Carlsen in Tal Memorial

Anand shares the seventh position with Sergey Karjakin on 2.5 points each.

updated: June 19, 2013 09:27 IST
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Moscow: Indian chess star Viswanathan Anand suffered a shock loss to Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth round and slipped to the joint seventh spot in the Tal Memorial Tournament here.

Playing the last classical game against Carlsen ahead of their World Championship match scheduled in Chennai in November, Anand could not find a suitable plan and was outplayed by the young Norwegian in what could be termed as a rude wake up call for the Indian world champion.

Boris Gelfand of Israel joined Hikaru Nakamura of United States at the top of the tournament standings on 3.5 points after winning his second game against Alexander Morozevich.

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