Viswanathan Anand set to play London Classic, Magnus Carlsen opts out

Viswanathan Anand's group has English Grandmasters Luke McShane and Michael Adams apart from Andrei Istratescu of France, who qualified from the open section winning the first four games.

updated: December 11, 2013 21:16 IST
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London: Viswanathan AnandShrugging off the disappointment of losing the World Championship to Magnus Carlsen, Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand is all set to be back in competitive circuit taking part in the prestigious London Chess Classics, which is currently underway here.

Anand, who turned 44 on Wednesday, will like to get back to winning ways in this tournament.

Taking into consideration the match dates, the organizing team, led by IM Malcolm Pein had long made it clear that this year's 'Classic' will not be on traditional lines as they wanted to accommodate both Anand and Carlsen for the tournament.

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