Viswanathan Anand stunned World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in their ninth round match at the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh. Anand won from the black side of Botvinnik system in the Nimzo Indian defence. Anand began the game with an aggressive approach and was able to win it in 34 moves. With this win Anand somewhat took revenge of his 2013 World Championship loss.
Before facing Magnus Carlsen, Anand drew his match against Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev. He is currently in lead with Vladimir Kramnik and Wang Hao at the World Rapid Chess Championship.
Pune’s Eesha Karavade defeated higher-rated Valentina Gunina in the ninth round.