India’s Viswanathan Anand defeated Magnus Carlsen but had to settle for the bronze medal in the world rapid chess championship that concluded here.
The game with Carlsen, who won gold despite the defeat, was the talking point of chess buffs on the social media as Anand is set for a re-match with Carlsen in November to determine the next world champion.
Anand, tied at joint third with seven points before the start of the final day, was trailing Carlsen by a full point and did well to beat the Norwegian in the 12th round.
However, as it happened, Carlsen’s final spurt was good enough to fetch him the title on 11 points while Fabiano Caruana of Italy won the silver.
Carlsen ended with 11 points out of a possible 15, while Caruana, Anand, Levon Aronian of Armenia and Alexander Morozevich of Russia ended on 10.5 points apiece.