Anand finishes tied third

  • Agencies, Mainz
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  • Updated: Aug 03, 2009 23:04 IST
World champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle with his form and settled for a tied third place finish in the Grenkeleasing world rapid chess championship.

After being eliminated in the prelims of the annual event that he had won 11 times earlier, Anand did not quite motivate himself to play well for the third place and all the four games against German Arkadiz Naiditsch ended in draws leaving the third place to be shared by both of them.

Meanwhile, Armenian Levon Aronian won his maiden title on Mainz soil with a clinical performance against Ian Nepomniatchchi of Russia.


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