India’s former world chess champion Vishy Anand, now a veteran aged 48, rolled back the years on Thursday at the controversial world rapids in Riyadh. In his youth Anand was the speediest grandmaster on the planet and he produced a vintage performance for the $750,000 15-round, three-day event in scoring 10.5/15 to take the gold medal. His win over Norway’s world No1, Magnus Carlsen, is featured in this week’s puzzle and ultimately proved a decisive moment. In a final tie-break Anand easily defeated Vladimir Fedoseev, a rising Russian star half his age. Carlsen was the hot favourite for the crown, and despite a wobbly start came on strong in the middle rounds to take a clear lead on 9/12. Then he uncharacteristically faded with two nondescript draws and a bad final round loss to Russia’s Alexander Grischuk. Overall, the significant …

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