WATCH: Viswanathan Anand beats Anish Giri in Norway Chess; engages in banter
The former chess world champion, Viswanathan Anand, continued his rich vein of form as he held the Anish Giri to a draw in an Armageddon to win his tie against the Dutch Grandmaster.
Indian maestro Viswanathan Anand won his sixth-round contest against Anish Giri of the Netherlands in the Classical section of the Norway Chess tournament in an Armageddon tiebreak.
In the ensuing Armageddon (sudden death tie-break), the duo battled for 45 moves before it ended in a draw. As per Armageddon rules, the player playing black is deemed to have won the game if it ends in a draw, giving Anand the win in the tie.
Giri, who took the loss sportingly, soon tweeted that he was too old for the quick paced Armageddon.
The 52-year old Indian superstar, who had shocked Carlsen in the previous round, takes on Teimour Radjabov in round eight.