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Anand beats Giri, ends 3rd

other Updated: Mar 25, 2011 23:11 IST
Press Trust of India

World champ Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defenses of Dutch Anish Giri and finished third in the combined standings of the 20th and final Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament on Friday.

For the first time in the event, Anand won both the blindfold and rapid games making it impossible for his rivals to breach his 2nd spot in the blindfold and 3rd in combined standings.

Levon Aronian of Armenia won the event, settling for two draws against Russian Sergey Karjakin. Aronian had it easy and after Magnus Carlsen went down in the blindfold game, the Armenian was set to win his third Amber title.

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