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Anand in trouble after bad start

other Updated: Aug 02, 2009 00:27 IST

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World Champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a double blow before recovering some lost ground in the third round in the Grenkeleasing World Rapid Chess Championship that got underway in Mainz as the main event of the Mainz Classics.

Anand, a ten-time winner here could only manage one point from the first three games in the knockout stage, losing the first two games to Levon Aronian of Armenia and Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia before defeating Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany.