Viswanathan Anand beats David Baramidze in Grenke Chess


Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got some consolation after scoring a regulation victory over David Baramidze of Germany in the sixth and penultimate round of Grenke Chess Classic.

Coming after two straight losses against nemesis Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Levon Aronian of Armenia, the victory served as a breather for Anand as this was also the first win of the year for the Indian ace.

It was also the lone decisive game of the day as world champion Carlsen played out an easy draw as black against Fabiano Caruana of Italy, Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany could not cash his chances against Etienne Bacrot of France while English Michael Adams too gave away an advantage against Aronian.

With just one round to come things did not change one bit in terms of standing despite Anand’s lone victory. Carlsen and Naiditsch remained at the top of the tables with four points each int heir kitty while Caruana remains on their heels a half point behind.