Viswanathan Anand 2nd in Tal memorial blitz; meets Fabiano Caruana in main event

Nakamura had the first choice and he chose white while Anand opted for 'two' as his number. Russian Vladimir Kramnik came in next and surprisingly chose number seven which means he was ready to play with five blacks - considered a slight disadvantage in top level chess.

updated: June 13, 2013 15:39 IST
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Moscow: World champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a good start in his Tal memorial campaign by finishing second in the blitz tournament here.

Remaining undefeated, Anand scored 6.5 points in the ten-player round-robin event and stood clear second.

Hikaru Nakamura of United States won the tournament comprehensively scoring seven points in all and the American was other player besides Anand, who remained undefeated in the 15000 Euros prize money event.

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