Tough battle awaits Anand

Hitting category-22, the event is the strongest tournament in the history in terms of average rating of participants touching a little over 2788 ELO points surpassing its own record set in 2008.

The four player tournament in double round-robin format spread over one week will see the Indian chess ace up against some of the best names in the game, such as World number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Vladimir Kramnik of Russia.

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