India's five-time world champion, 52-year-old Viswanathan Anand, who started off with a consistent game from day one, has finally managed to win the Superbet Rapid Chess title, the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. On the final day, Anand first defeated David Gavirlescu of Romania in the Scotch Opening with black pieces.
After which with white pieces, Fabiano Caruana of USA was easily drawn to a draw in the Petroff Defence, making a total of 14 points and making a difference of 3 points from the rest of the players, having ensured a round of winning their title. In the final round, Anand definitely lost to his nearest rival Richard Rapport of Hungary in a thrilling match against Black Mohr in the Petrof Opening.
Let us inform that after 9 rounds, Anand has come first with 14 points, Richard second with 13 points and Yan Duda of Poland has come third with 12 points. Now after which a total of 18 matches of Blitz are going to be played in the coming two days and after that the overall winner is going to be decided. Where in Rapid you were getting points for winning, now you will get 1 point in Blitz.