Viswanathan Anand bows out of London Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand lost to Vladimir Kramnik of Russia 0.5-1.5 in the quarterfinals.

updated: December 15, 2013 13:32 IST
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London: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand bowed out of the London Chess Classic after losing the quarterfinals against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia 0.5-1.5 here at the Olympia.

Anand, who had shown fine form coming in to the quarters, ran out of steam in the second game with white pieces and found himself in a lost position in almost no time in the 1,50,000 Euros prize money tournament.

Michael Adams of England kept the local hopes alive by defeating Russian Peter Svidler in the tiebreaker while Boris Gelfand of Israel stole the limelight ousting Fabiano Caruana of Italy. In the other quarterfinal, Hikaru Nakamura of United States defeated Nigel Short to cement his place in the semis.

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