Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his fifth consecutive defeat in the USD 150,000 Legends of Chess online tournament, trailing Hungary’s Peter Leko by 2-3. The former world champion started well and won the first game of the four best contests. Leko’s next two games were drawn by winning the fourth. The Hungarian claimed that Armageddon (a tie-breaker) made sure to stay at the bottom of the points table to ensure Anand.
Anand, who is making his first appearance on the Magnus Carlson Chess Tour, previously lost to Peter Swidler, Magnus Carlson, Vladimir Kramnik and Aneesh Giri.
World no. 1 Carlsson bounced back vigorously to avoid an upset, beating veteran Vassil Ivanchuk 3-2 to stay on top.
Chess legends are a unique event where Carlsen, Liren, Nepomaniacchi and Giri, semifinalists in Masters of Chess (part of the Magnus Carlson Tour), received an automatic invitation and are up to six legends aged 40–52, who are currently But at the top of world chess at various points in his career.
The tournament is part of the Magnus Carlson Chess Tour.
The winner of this event will qualify for the $ 300,000 grand final scheduled from August 9 to 20.
Round 5 results: Peter Lecco defeated Viswanathan Anand 3–2; Magnus Carlson defeated Vasil Ivanchuk 3–2: Vladimir Kramnik beat Ding Liran 2.5–1.5; Anish Giri beat Boris Gelfand 2.5–1.5; Ian Nepanomiachchi defeated Peter Swidler 3–1.