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Anand suffers setback at Corus

Viswanathan Anand's chances of winning his sixth Corus International title suffer a jolt as he loses to world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the sixth round.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2007 12:50 IST

Viswanathan Anand's chances of winning the sixth Corus International title suffered a jolt after his loss to world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the sixth round.

Anand, who won the title for a record fifth time last year, played black and lost in 53 moves while most of the boards ended in drawn games in the Group A of the tournament on Friday.

He had scored a thumping victory over Russian Grandmaster Peter Svidler in the fifth round.

The world number two is now fourth with 3 points Seregey Karjakin of Ukraine and Levon Aronian of Hungary is also at three points apiece.

Teimour Radjabov is leading with 5 points out of a possible seven and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria and Kramnik were joint second at one point distance at 4.

Anand will play Rajdabox in the next game.

However, youngster Parimarjan Negi won his game against J van der Wiel. He is now joint third with three points along with M Krasenkow, M Bosboom and Hou Yifan.

I Nepomniachtchi, with 4.5 points, is leading the event and E Berg with 3.5 points is second.

First Published: Jan 20, 2007 12:50 IST