Upsets Galore at World Championship
Inconceivable as it may seem, Magnus Carlsen has made an early exit on Sunday from the World Chess Championship in Tbilisi, after a shock loss to Chinese GM Xiangzhi Bu – 0.5:1.5.
Vladmir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura are among the others eliminated in Round 3 of the championship.
Five-time world champion V Anand was ousted in Round 2 by Anton Koyalyov, who pushed the championship into polemics in the next round when he forfeited the match after falling afoul of organisers over violation of the dress code.
G Joslin Vethakumar