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Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel chess, Viswanathan Anand ends third

CHENNAI: Magnus Carlsen received his 7th Tata Steel chess name after settling for a draw in the 13th and ultimate spherical come across against Anish Giri at Wijk Aan Zee on Sunday evening. Magnus, enjoying with the black, cut up issues with Anish in a contest that lasted 30 moves. While Magnus ended with 9 issues from 13 outings, Anish completed second with 8.five issues.

Viswanathan Anand, who drew his ultimate come across against Vidit Gujrathi, completed in the 3rd spot with 7.five issues along Ian Nepomniatchi and Liren Ding. Nepomniatchi and Ding drew their clashes against Teimour Radjabov and Jan-Krzysztof Duda respectively.

Despite the win, Magnus felt his efficiency could have been better. "It feels good (to have won) but I hope to be able to break this record again. Generally, my level of play has been good but it hasn’t been sparkling," Magnus informed the match site.

Magnus conceded that there have been nerves ahead of his ultimate come across against Anish. "If you are not nervous ahead of such a game, you are not human. I was a bit nervous but once the game started, it subsided," Magnus said.

After having defended his World name against Fabiano Caruana in November remaining yr, Magnus has long past directly to pocket the World blitz crown prior to starting this yr with a clinical efficiency at Wijk Aan Zee. However, the 28-year-old plans to take a damage prior to that includes at the Grenke Classic to be played from April 8-22. "It will be a while before I play (my) next. I would love to play but there isn’t anything coming up, so I am taking some time off. I plan to play in Grenke late April and may be something before that," said Magnus.

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