Viswanathan Anand signed off his campaign in the Chess24 Legends of Chess with a 2-3 loss. He lost to fellow veteran Vassily Ivanchuk in the ninth and final round on Wednesday.
All five games, including the tie-breaker Armageddon game, resulted in draws.
Anand lost in eight out of nine rounds. He was on the ninth spot in the league standings, ahead of Hungary’s Peter Leko.
The results (ninth round): Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr) bt Viswanathan Anand 3-2; Magnus Carlsen (Nor) bt Vladimir Kramnik (Rus) 3-1; Boris Gelfand (Isr) bt Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus) 3-2; Anish Giri (Ned) bt Peter Svidler (Rus) 2.5-1.5; Ding Liren (Chn) bt Peter Leko (Hun) 2.5-1.5.
Standings (after round-robin league): 1. Carlsen (25), 2. Nepomniachtchi (20), 3. Giri (18), 4. Svidler (14), 5. Ivanchuk (13), 6. Kramnik (12), 7. Gelfand (11), 8. Liren (9), 9. Anand (7), 10. Leko (6).