Monday, November 07, 2005

Anand Upset by Vadim Milov

Posted by GilaChess
Source: Chennai Online News
Anand upset by unfancied Swiss opponent Bastia (France), Nov 6: Unfancied Swiss Grandmaster Vadim Milov shocked five-time champion Viswanathan Anand in the tie-breaker to clinch the Corsica Masters chess title here. A strong favourite for the title, Anand had won this knockout rapid chess event five times in a row from 2000 to 2004. In the final, Milov won the first game before Anand drew parity by winning the next to take the match into tie-breaker. The tie-breaker saw Milov get the better of the Indian GM in the two games and clinch the title 3-1. The Swiss Grandmaster, rated way below the Indian ace, was richer by 20,000 euros while Anand pocketed 12,000 euros for his second place finish.