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Anand loses again at Gibraltar

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle with his form as he lost to 16-year old International Master Benjamin Gledura of Hungary in the seventh round of the Masters section of Gibraltar International Chess festival, here on Tuesday.

With just three rounds to come in the 185000 pounds sterling festival, Anand remained on four points from his seven games and went out of contention for a podium finish.

For the records, Anand played the Slav defense and on another day against his elite peers would have drawn the resulting endgame fairly easily.

However, one mistake led to another and what looked like a certain draw on move fifteen turned in to a lost endgame.

Gledura was spot on when he had to find the best moves in the endgame once Anand erred decisively.

David Anton Guijjaro, the 20-year old Spanish Grandmaster emerged as the sole leader on six points defeating Richard Rapport of Hungary. Guijarro is now followed by as many as 15 -players on 5.5 points apiece after a draw-filled day at the top of the tables.
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