Vishwanathan Anand was able to score only one point in the last five games of the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz Tounament that ended on Tuesday (Vishwanathan Anand) and thus got out of the Grand Chess Tour. Gone
Magnus Carlsen scored 27 points in the tournament, thus breaking his previous record in the Grand Chess Tour. He scored 26.5 points earlier this year in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Magnus Carlson dominated in the competition
The Norway player did not show up in his best form on the final day but still registered some impressive victories and topped the stage with a four-point lead over Hikaru Nakamura of America. Nakamura finished second with 23 points. Carlson’s dominance can be gauged from the fact that Anees Girly of the United third-placed Netherlands and Wesley Soe of the United States have 18.5 points, which is 8.5 points less than the champions.
China’s Ding Liren finished fifth with 18 points, while Russia’s Ian Nepominiaci finished sixth with 17 points. Anand was one point behind them and had to settle for seventh place with 16 points. India’s known Gujarati and Harikrishna finished joint eighth with 14.5 points. Levon Aronian of Armenia got the last place.