MOSCOW, March 18: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand staged a brilliant comeback by crashing through the defences of Peter Svidler of Russia in the sixth round of Candidates Chess tournament here.
The mixed-bag for Anand continued in the biggest challenge of the year as the Indian ace got what he was looking for with white in nearly a lop-sided encounter against the seven-time Russia champion.
The win helped Anand inch up to joint second spot in overall standings on 3.5 points out of a possible seven, while Sergey Karjakin of Russia survived almost a lost position against Fabiano Caruana of United States.
Anand with 3.5 can look up to the coming games with confidence. The Indian ace has been under pressure to perform in similar circumstance for quite some time now.
Caruana obviously missed some simple opportunities. The American who recently changed federation from Italy was on his toes to figure out a winning continuation but on this day he could not figure that out when it mattered. � PTI
Blatter files appeal with sports court
Geneva, March 18: Former president of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) Sepp Blatter has officially submitted an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne against last month�s decision passed by a FIFA body, CAS has announced.
�Joseph S. Blatter has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision issued by the FIFA Appeal Committee on 16 February 2016,� the CAS said in a statement posted on its official website on Thursday, reports Tass.