Anand enters final

Leon: Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand cruised into the final of the Magistral Ciudad de Len Chess tournament with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Ukrainian Ruslan Ponomariov.

The Indian ace, thus, remained on track to score his second hat-trick of victories at the prestigious event.

Anand will meet the winner of the other semifinal between Bulgarian Veselin Topalov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan in the title clash. — PTI

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