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Anand loses to Kramnik

By The Assam Tribune

STAVANGER, June 8: Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered an early jolt, losing to his former challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the second round of Altibox Norway chess tournament here. It turned out to be a bad day for Anand, who earlier uncorked an interesting idea with his white pieces.

However, the Indian missed the thread of the position at a crucial juncture and went down in the ensuing endgame. Like in the first round, the second round too had just one decisive game and Kramnik emerged as the co-leader on 1.5 pts. � PTI

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