After overcoming Chinese Wang Hao to win Armageddon, the 52-year-old Indian chess legend has maintained his lead in the Norway chess competition. This will be his third win in a row in the classical segment of the Norway Chess Championship. He has been in fine form since then, defeating Frenchman Maxime and Bulgarian Topalov in the first two rounds despite a stalemate after 39 moves in the previous Friday classical game.
Below Anand in second place is the former world champion, Hao, with 7.5 points, followed by Wesley with 6 points and current world number 1, Magnus, in third and fourth place with 5.5 points. Magnus has had an exciting tournament thus far, coming back from a loss in the second round of Armageddon to beat Radjabov. Players take part in Armageddon in case of a draw in the classical game of the current Norway Chess tournament.
In the tournament’s schedule of events, American star So won the blitz event, which took place before the classical segment.
Some of the other matches of the day saw the Norwegian, Aryan, enduring a defeat by Vachier-Lagrave, while Anish and So ended up in a draw.