Viswanathan Anand Wins World Rapid Chess Championship

India’s ace chess player Viswanathan Anand won the World Rapid Chess tournament title in Saudi Arabia by beating Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev 2-0 in a two-game tie-break.


Saudi Arabia hosted the world chess tournament for the first time. The women’s title was won by China’s Ju Wenjun. Dronavalli Harika was the best-placed Indian, finishing 19th.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia- Mohammed bin Salman.
  • Saudi Arabia Capital- Riyadh, Currency- Saudi riyal.
Source- The Hindu