It was a very dejected moment for Indian fans as Viswanathan Anand lost the tournament against Sergey Karjakin of Russia. It was happened in Candidates Tournament 2016, which was held in Moscow. The tournament was between Russia’s most talented youngster Sergey Karjakin and one of the top chess players in the world Viswanathan Anand. A sole lead was taken by Russian players with this tremendous victory. Meanwhile, Anand with 2.0/4 holding the joint third position.
Some important facts about Sergey Karjakin:
- Sergey Karjakin is now one of the talented youngsters of Russia.
- He is 25 years old and in the year 2002, he was awarded as the youngest grand master in the world when he was just 12 years 7 months old.
- He is also the winner of World Cup 2015.
Though he has achieved so many titles at a very young age but despite all his achievements he didn’t score well against Viswanathan Anand. These two champions were not playing against each other for the first time. They played twenty six times before playing this tournament and the most outrageous thing is that Karjakin lost 8 times against Viswanathan Anand and the rest matches were draw.
For this particular reason the fans of Anand was full of credence and Anand himself started the match with full of confidence. Karjakin started the game with an unconventional move as he took the white pieces. But the next move was not so impressive as he was playing the most important game against Anand. The main reason behind that was Karjakin wanted to make Anand’s first move inefficacious as Anand is know for his opening moves in chess circle.
In the game of chess, white shoulders always get the advantage to start the game but in this tournament Karjakin was failed to take the ascendancy. But later on with his inferior moves he was succeeded to do what he was looking for. These particular moves by Karjakin had never been seen in the previous matches. It was completely original and as a result, Anand lost the game at the fourth round.
Anand played out an exceptional draw against Holland’s Anish Giri but lost the match against Russia and as a repercussion the World Championship will be played for the first time without Anand after 10 years. Anand has played and won more than five times in this championship
The next matches of World Championship will be played on November and the matches will be held between either Fabiano Caruana of the United States or Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine and Magnus Carlsen of Norway.