Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand went all the way down to lower-rated GM Rauf Mamedov within the Armageddon at the opening day of the seventh Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess event right here on Saturday, after profitable one recreation and dropping the opposite within the Speedy tournament.
The tourney, which additionally features a Blitz tournament, boasts of a powerful box that incorporates Fabiano Caruana, former global championship finalist Sergey Karjakin and Shakriyar Mamedyarov amongst others.
Former global champion Anand defeated Mamedov of Azerbaijan within the first recreation of the two-game Speedy mini-match however the native megastar became the tables at the Indian in the second one.
After honours have been shared by way of the duo after two video games, Mamedov gained the Armageddon.
Anand gained the outlet recreation in 49 strikes however the lower-ranked Azerbaijani raised his stage of play to disappointed the Indian legend within the subsequent and likewise within the Armageddon. (In Armageddon, White gets 5 mins and Black gets 4 mins, with 3-second increments beginning after transfer 60. Black could have draw odds.
Hungarian GM Richard Rapport used to be the marvel chief after the primary spherical, beating Karjakin in each the video games.
Caruana and Mamedyarov gained one recreation and drew the opposite in opposition to Vugar Asadli (Azerbaijan) and David Navara (Czech Republic) respectively.
The Gashimov Memorial 2021 might be performed as a fast and blitz chess event.
After the realization of the Speedy tournament on December 21, the blitz video games might be performed over two days on December 22 and 23.