Carlsen, Kramnik and Nakamura Also Make Shock Exits

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

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