Friday, 22 February 2013

Caruana wins Zurich Blitz; Anand last


The Zurich Chess Challenge blitz touranament was won by Caruana (2757)!

World Chess Champion, Anand (2780) finished last in the 4 player round robin tournament.
Anand lost 0-2 to both Kramnik and Caruana and won 1.5-0.5 against Gelfand! (I hope its part of his tournament strategy!)

Check out this huge blunder by Anand against Kramnik. 

Position after Black's 44...axb3

Here, Anand played Rxb3?? and immediately resigned. What madness!

Report by Mark Crowther http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews/events/zurich-chess-challenge-2013/caruana-edges-out-kramnik-in-zuerich-opening-blitz

All blitz games can be viewed at the official site http://www.zurich-cc.com/games.html

The standard time control tournament starts today at 15:00 UTC+1.