It was another successful day for Viswanathan Anand at the Superbet Rapid and Blitz Poland tournament in Warsaw on Friday, as he won round four and five before Jan-Krysztof Duda ended the winning streak.
After six rounds, Anand leads the field with five wins and a draw, accumulating 11 points.
The veteran Indian Grandmaster defeated Ukraine’s Kirill Shevchenko in the opening match of the second day after taking the lead after three convincing victories on day one. After that, he beat Lev Aronian, who was highly regarded at the time.
A French Paulsen Attack game between world-class Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand and Polish star Jan-Krystof Duda ended in a 51-move draw in the sixth round.
The Indian ace, a wildcard in the tournament, defeated Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland in the first round on Thursday before defeating American Wesley So and Russian Anton Korobov in the second and third rounds (Ukraine).
As part of the 2022 Grand Chess Tour, Fabiano Caruana (USA), Aronian, So, and Rapport will compete alongside world number one Viswanathan Anand in this event.
In the rapid, a player receives one point for a win and two points for a loss.
The players will compete in a Blitz event over two days after nine rounds of Rapid. In this event, each player will face the other nine players twice.