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During the World Chess Championship, 2018 between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, we saw a lot of fighting draws so far without real fireworks. Thus, in order to entertain you I prepared...

 

...this article with lot of sharp positions.

 

Tata Steel Chess India blitz tournament took place in Kolkata and Viswanathan Anand manages to won it at the end. In the tournament he tied with Hikaru Nakamura with 12.5/18 but in his final match he managed to won his opponent.

 

Anand said: "I'm really, really happy. There's something about winning an event that's just extra special.To win this tournament, and to win it at home, is amazing."

 

 

Black to play and win

Can you find the best move in the position which secures a significant counter play for black?

 

 

Praggnanandhaa, the third youngest GM in history, got a great opportunity to fight it out with the best players in the business | Photo: Amruta Mokal

 

 

This was the first time that Vishy Anand and Praggnanandhaa faced each other in over the board play. Pragg went for an ambitious approach and attacked Vishy's king relentlessly. Anand defended with all his might! What happened next? Who won the game? Check out the game below to find out!

 

[spvideo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tnLXvr6cLM[/spvideo]

 

 

Final Ranking after round 18:

 

Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura 1.5-0.5 in the tiebreak to claim the title.

 

Rank

 

Points

Rating

1

 Anand, Viswanathan

12½

2786

2

 Nakamura, Hikaru

12½

2893

3

 Aronian, Levon

12

2854

4

 So, Wesley

10

2771

5

 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

8

2808

6

 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi

8

2727

7

 Harikrishna, Pentala

8

2706

8

 Karjakin, Sergey

2836

9

 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar

6

2547

10

 Praggnanandhaa R

2366

 

 

Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura won the rapid part of the tournament in Kolkata. | Photo: Lennart Ootes/Tata Steel Chesss India.

 

Final Standings Rapid

 

Rank

 

Points

Rating

1

 Nakamura, Hikaru

6

2844

2

 Harikrishna, Pentala

2743

3

 Aronian, Levon

2802

4

 So, Wesley

5

2808

5

 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

5

2794

6

 Karjakin, Sergey

2792

7

 Anand, Viswanathan

4

2737

8

 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi

4

2660

9

 Nihal Sarin

3

2127

10

 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar

2608

 

 

The official tournament page is here.

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