Levon Aronian beat Viswanathan Anand

World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered yet another setback as he lost to Armenia's Levon Aronian 0.5-1.5 in round eight of the Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament on Monday. The loss comes a day after his split points with Hikaru Nakamara in the previous round and Anand now trails Aronian by three points. With just three rounds to go, Anand's chances of catching up with the Armenian are almost nil and in all probability, the Indian will have to settle for third place.
Anand lost the rapid round after securing half a point in blindfold. Norway's Magnus Carlsen toppled former world champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria and is not just half a point behind the leader and the only one in contention of winning the title other than Aronian, who has 11.5 points.


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