Anand secured 5th place in the Shamkir Chess 2019 tournament
Viswanathan Anand secured 5th place in the Shamkir Chess 2019 tournament, Shamkir, Azerbaijan. He drew with Veselin Topalov in the ninth round to finish fourth with 4.5 points, the same as Alexander Grischuk and Teimour Radjabov. However, Anand was placed fifth in the rankings behind Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Sergey Karjakin, and Grischuk.
The results (ninth round):
♦ Anand (4.5) drew with Veselin Topalov (4)
♦ David Navara (4) drew with Teimour Radjabov (4.5)
♦ Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (3.5) drew with Sergey Karjakin (5)
♦ Ding Liren (5) drew with Anish Giri (3)
♦ Magnus Carlsen (7) bt Alexander Grischuk (4.5)