Candidates Tournament: Viswanathan Anand Strikes Back


The business end of the Candidates Tournament has arrived and the Madras Tiger seems to have returned to his performing best. Viswanathan Anand struck a huge victory in round 9 over Levon Aronian to regain the lead alongside Sergey Karjakin. For what it has been in this tournament it seems pretty much a repeat of the previous edition. But with just a few more rounds remaining, will the former World Champion once again silence those critics that said his time at the top has come to an end.

Candidates Tournament 2

Viswanathan Anand

Anand wins, Giri continues draw streak at the Candidates Tournament

Viswanathan Anand starts the second half with equal vigour to that of the opening half. The points table continues to be tightly packed implying a possibility of change in the leadership with every round that is played. This makes it further difficult to predict a clear winner at this stage of the competition. Anand registered a fine victory over the wild card participant Levon Aronian in the ninth round. However, for most duration in the game the result seemed more likely to end a draw but Anand’s end game tactics proved a good learning lesson for the Armenian.

By the performances so far Veselin Topalov and Hikaru Nakamura can be counted out, but mathematically and for it is the game of Chess they are still very much in the competition.

Among all the candidates it would be the Dutchman Anish Giri who would be frustrated with his performances after achieving his ninth successive draw at the tournament. Giri has attained good position on the board several times but has somehow struggled to finish with a full point in his games. During the match Fabiano Caruana made some mistakes and thankfully for the American it went unpunished from Giri as the game which was dubbed winnable for white ended into a fierce end game that saw both players walk-out with half a point.

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