After all the four games ended in draws, the Anand-Ivanchuk contest went into the Armageddon (a tie-breaker), which also ended in a stalemate.
Going into the match against the Chinese after ending his six-match losing streak, Anand surrendered the first game in just 22 moves late on Tuesday.
Playing against long-time rival after six straight losses, Anand won his first game of the tournament despite conceding early advantage on Monday night.
Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia won the decisive tie-break in 41 moves to shatter the hopes of the 50-year old Indian superstar and left him winless after six rounds.
The former world champion Indian and Giri played out four draws before the Dutch player pulled off a win in the Armageddon game (a tie-break) late on Friday.
Legends of Chess is an event where Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Giri, semifinalists at the Chessable Masters (part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), received an automatic invite.
The former world champion had kept the Norwegian ace in check in three games of the best-of-four contest before slipping 1.5-2.5 by in the final game late on Wednesday.
"Thanks to the internet, (chess) has become a truly global sport. I believe that it is never more widely disseminated as it is now," Anand said in a virtual commemoration of the World Chess Day at the UN on Monday.
Penatala Harikrishna remained unbeaten through the seven rounds and benefitted from the loss of Radoslaw Wojtaszek in the final round Noel Studer to claim the top spot late on Saturday.
Ramesh, a Chennai-based coach, counts young prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, his sister Vaishali, national champion Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali among his wards. He resigned as chief selector of the AICF on Tuesday over alleged interference by warring officials of rival factions.
RB Ramesh said he had picked the squad going by the rating of January to March as no tournaments were held after that owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.
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Vaishali registered a 6-5 win over Bulgarian opponent late on Wednesday after having beaten strong players like Valentina Gunina and Alina Kashlinskaya in the qualifying stages.
Vishwanathan Anand was stuck in Germany for over three months due to the global lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19.
On Friday, Nihal Sarin took on Magnus Carlsen in a series of one-minute chess shootouts. At the end of these “bullet games”, the score read: Carlsen 19, Sarin 13.
Vishwanathan Anand was in Germany to play in the Chess Bundesliga but only managed to reach Bangalore last week where he had been kept under quarantine at the Taj Hotel.
Viswanathan Anand had had several near misses before he finally scaled the summit of world chess
Viswanathan Anand will undergo 14 days quarantine as per rules laid down by the Karnataka government.
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At a time sporting activity has been hit hard across the globe due to Covid-19 pandemic, chess is one sport which seems to keep ticking, thanks to technology as online tournaments kept players busy.
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"The chess I learnt in the 80s, we no longer play chess like that," said Viswanathan Anand whilst talking about how he had to work hard to become the player he is today.
Grandmaster P Iniyan will take on several players in blitz games during the three-day event with the money collected going to the PM CARES Fund and the state Chief Minister's relief fund.
With Viswanathan Anand resting, India managed to hold their own against the favourites before Yu Yangyi subdued B Adhiban with black pieces to secure another victory in the tournament.
Top-seeded China took the lead with its second win, defeating Europe 3-1 after winning the first match by a similar margin against Rest of the World.
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