Yesteryear world champion Viswanathan Anand has of late not just been struggling against chess newbies but loses even to players past their prime as it happened today at the Tata Steel Chess event today.
He was easily outsmarted by one of his former seconds S S Ganguly in a tournament he wrapped up without a win. Anand had eight draws and a loss at the event.
Wins are elusive for him for the simple reason he does not play for one any longer, supremely content with draws even against those ranked much lower.
If it was a forgettable tournament for Anand, it was a memorable one for Harikrishna who scored over Aronian today.
G Joslin Vethakumar