Gashimov Memorial chess: Anand beats Mamedyarov for first win.


Viswanathan Anand defeated Shakriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the Armageddon after the two-game mini-match ended in a draw for his first victory in the Rapid event of the 7th Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament here on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Anand had lost 0.5-1.5 to Sergey Karjakin in the fifth round.

In the match against Mamedyarov, the Indian GM had drawn both the games before winning the Armegeddon in 31 moves.

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