Anand Wins Zurich Chess Challenge
By Arvind Aaron
Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand won the Zurich Chess Challenge Classical Tournament after playing at a stunning rating performance on 2928 on February 18, 2015.
In the six player, all-play-all, Anand scored over Aronian and Nakamura and drew with Caruana, Kramnik and Karjakin to gain nine Elo and win the category 22 event with 3.5/5.
The rest of the players were atleast half a point behind Anand. Anand and Kramnik remained undefeated all through the event.
The Classical event was won by 1969-born Anand and the rapid event will start Feb 19. The players will face each other with reversed colours.
Since winning the London Chess Classic in December 2014, this is the next title for Anand. I am playing many events in 2015 said Anand in 2014 and he has started to win big events once again and that is good news for his fans.
Final placings: 1 V Anand (Ind) 3.5/5; 2 H Nakamura (USA) 3; 3 V Kramnik (Rus) 2.5; 4-6. F Caruana (USA), S Karjakin (Rus) L Aronian (Arm) 2 each.