Kolkata: World champion Magnus Carlsen and five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand rung the Eden bell forward of the second day of India’s first pink ball Check in opposition to Bangladesh being performed on the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Anand and Norweigan Carlsen are within the metropolis to participate within the 2019 Tata Metal Chess event which is a part of the Grand Chess Tour. Carlsen regarded dapper in informal formals whereas Anand was sporting a swimsuit and was his regular stylish self. They had been accompanied by Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB) secretary Avishek Dalmiya.
After Day 1, Carlsen steered forward of the rivals profitable two and drawing one sport and ended the day with 5 factors total as every of the speedy video games are value two factors for a win and one for a draw. Anand drew with Ding Liren of China and Wesley So of the US earlier than happening to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.
On the finish of Day 1, a Ishant Sharma five-for helped India skittle Bangladesh out for 106 with Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara scoring half centuries to take the hosts previous the paltry whole and finish the day at 174/3.