Anand defeated world champion Carlsen in Norway chess
Anand defeated world champion Carlsen in Norway chess

In the 10th edition of Norway Chess, India's 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has once again managed to take the singles lead in the 5th round, overcoming the challenge of world champion and host Megans Carlsen of Norway. Anand, who is playing a classical match against Carlsen after a long time, has come close to victory with a white pawn in the Italian opening.  

Carlsen somehow managed to make a comeback and has managed to draw a bet in 40 moves. After which the special rules of Norway chess played a tiebreak match between the two, in which Anand once again played Italian with white pieces and after this Anand managed to win in 50 moves and thus Anand has got 1.5 points and Carlsen has also got 1 point in his name.

In the 5th round, Anish Giri of the Netherlands defeated Timur Radjabov of Azerbaijan, while Aryan Tari of Norway defeated Wang Hou of China to get the full 3 points, while France's Maksim Warcher Lagrave defeated Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria and Shakhiryar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan defeated Wesley So of the USA in the tiebreak and won 1.5 points. After 5 rounds, Anand is now in the first place with 10 points, Carlsen is second with 9.5 points and Wesley So is in third place with 8.5 points.   

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