Grand Swiss 2019-Anand Suffers Shock defeat

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand struggled with his form in the first round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019 as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Grandmaster Evgeny Najer of Russia.

It was a highly tactical game in which Najer launched an impressive attack against Anand’s king which was successful since black was unable to find a difficult saving resource.
 IM Raunak Sadhwani  also caused an  upset by beating GM Sanan Sjugirov of Azerbaijan.
In an India vs India clash on board 17,GM Vidit Gujrathi beat GM Sethuraman S.P with the white pieces while  GM Adhiban B beat chinese player Wu Li in an impressive sacrificial game.
The only  other loss for an Indian player came in the form of GM Prithu Gupta’s defeat against GM Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia.
All the remaining games by the Indian Players were drawn.

Pairings

Round 2 on 2019/10/11 at 15:00

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 58
GM Sarana Alexey 2655 1 1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2876
1
2 2
GM Caruana Fabiano 2812 1 1 GM Sevian Samuel 2654
61
3 60
GM Oparin Grigoriy 2654 1 1 GM Yu Yangyi 2763
5
4 62
GM Motylev Alexander 2651 1 1 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2746
11
5 63
GM Melkumyan Hrant 2650 1 1 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2732
13
6 65
GM Mamedov Rauf 2645 1 1 GM Wang Hao 2726
15
7 16
GM Bu Xiangzhi 2721 1 1 GM Riazantsev Alexander 2645
67
8 70
GM Bluebaum Matthias 2643 1 1 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2718
17
9 20
GM Xiong Jeffery 2708 1 1 GM Adhiban B. 2639
73
10 76
GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2638 1 1 GM Anton Guijarro David 2674
39
11 77
GM Adly Ahmed 2636 1 1 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2670
41
12 81
GM Najer Evgeniy 2635 1 1 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2664
47
13 98
GM L’ami Erwin 2619 1 1 GM Shirov Alexei 2664
49
14 101
GM Jobava Baadur 2617 1 1 GM Dreev Aleksey 2662
51
15 106
GM Abdusattorov Nodirbek 2608 1 1 GM Demchenko Anton 2655
57
16 6
GM Karjakin Sergey 2760 ½ 1 IM Sadhwani Raunak 2479
129
17 84
GM Jumabayev Rinat 2630 ½ ½ GM So Wesley 2767
3
18 86
GM Alekseev Evgeny 2629 ½ ½ GM Grischuk Alexander 2759
7
19 8
GM Aronian Levon 2758 ½ ½ GM Abasov Nijat 2632
83
20 96
GM Van Foreest Jorden 2621 ½ ½ GM Harikrishna Pentala 2748
9