Congratulations to Viswanathan Anand , Indian Chess Master for defeating reigning chess champion Magnus Carlsen in Riyadh World Rapids. Anand made the win in 34 moves.
Anand defeated the current champion in the ninth round of World Rapid Championship (WRC) on 27 December, 2017. The championship is being played in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In October, 2017 Viswanathan Anand’s was out of the Word Championship when the World Championship cycle organizing committee moved him out and granted the wild card entry to Russian GM Vladimir Kramnik.
It is noted that the Indian GM, Anand had lost earlier to Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen twice in World Championship match. As a result of this he is not included in the list of those eight players who will fight to challenge the world Number 1 position next year.