Other Sports Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess tournament, Viswanathan Anand ends fifth

first_imgFor Anand, he was in the joint-lead with just four rounds to spare but his momentum was seriously dented when he lost to Carlsen in the 10th round. Gujrathi, who had won the Tata Steel Challengers in 2018 to enter the main masters competition in 2019, put in an impressive display, holding Carlsen to a draw in the third round. His tournament would be remembered for his wins over Kramnik and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov but his losses to Ian Nepomniachtchi and Teimour Radjabov hurt his chances.The next major event for all the players could be the Moscow Open or the Aeroflot Open which will begin in February. For Anand, this gives him a good chance to build on this solid start in the Tata Steel Chess tournament but he will be disappointed that his major title drought continues after losing the 2018 World Rapid and Blitz Championship in St.Petersburg. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Magnus Carlsen continued his dominant run in the world of chess as he clinched the Tata Steel Chess tournament for a record seventh time when he held Anish Giri to a draw in the 13th and final round of the tournament in Lieden on Sunday. Carlsen secured a draw in 30 moves against an opponent who is considered to be one of the strongest defensive players in the world currently. In the all-Indian clash between Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi, both players tried to create chances but in the end, a solid positional deadlock resulted in both players accepting the draw after 30 moves. Anand finished in fifth spot while Gujrathi put in an impressive show to end in sixth.In other major results, former world champion Vladimir Kramnik’s miserable tournament ended when he lost to US champion Samuel Shankland in 66 moves to finish in last position. Carlsen’s great run continued, having defeated Fabiano Caruana in the 2018 World Championship in London in three rapid tie-breaker games after drawing the 12 classical games. In the entire tournament, he was undefeated but his fortunes changed in the 10th game when he defeated Anand and went into the solo lead heading into the final round. Carlsen won the Tata Steel Chess tournament for the 7th time.Carlsen is the reigning world chess champion.Viswanathan Anand finished in fifth spot in the tournament.last_img read more

Mayers unbeaten 121 pulls Barbados Pride out of trouble

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Kyle Mayers closed in on 500 runs for the season with his second hundred of the campaign to lift leaders Barbados Pride out of trouble and help them dominate Thursday’s day one of their sixth round match against Windward Islands Volcanoes.Sent in at Kensington Oval, the hosts were tottering on 132 for five after lunch before recovering to reach 357 for seven at the close, with the left-handed Mayers unbeaten on a splendid 121.He faced 135 balls in 3-¼ hours and struck 16 fours and three sixes. Ironically, his first hundred of the season – the maiden one of his first class career – also came against Volcanoes at Arnos Vale last month.Mayers, in his first season for his native Barbados after spending several season with Volcanoes, received support from all-rounder Kevin Stoute who made a breezy 46 and tail-ender Kemar Roach who struck a cavalier 41.Justin Greaves chimed in with 38 while opener Shayne Moseley got 36 and Test batsman Shamarh Brooks, 33.The day, however, belonged to Mayers, who carried his tally for the season to an impressive 498 runs.He featured in two key partnerships, putting on 96 for the sixth wicket with Stoute and adding a further 92 for the seventh wicket with Roach.Stoute faced 68 balls and struck five fours and a six while Roach belted half-dozen fours and a six off just 52 deliveries.Arriving at the crease with Pride fighting back on 128 for four, Mayers was unbeaten on 14 at tea to help the hosts move to 153 for five, and brought up his half-century off 77 balls with an all-run four off speedster Josh Thomas.Mayers eventually raised three figures off 124 deliveries with a gentle drive for a single to cover off leg-spinner Keron Cottoy with the close beckoning.He found an ally in Jomel Warrican (10 not out) late in the day to post 37 in an unbroken eighth wicket partnership.Pride had earlier made a stuttering start even though Moseley put on 40 for the first wicket with struggling Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite who managed just five.Thomas, who finished with two for 57, removed both in the space of five overs. Brathwaite perished for his fifth single digit score this season, caught at second slip defending while the left-handed Moseley played around a good length ball and had his off stump hit.Stumbling on 47 for two, Greaves stabilised the innings in a 50-run, third wicket partnership with Brooks before putting on a further 31 for the fourth wicket with Shane Dowrich (12).Pride were beginning to take control of the game when Both Greaves and Dowrich fell in successive overs with just four runs added, to leave Mayers and the lower order with the task of reviving the innings.last_img read more

‘Fortnite’ Week 4 challenges: How to find Buried Treasure, use Pirate Cannon and Baller

first_imgStage 1: Land at Tilted TowersAgain, pretty straightforward. This is a staged challenge so you need to land in these areas in the correct order to complete the challenge.The rest of the stages are:Stage 2: Land at Junk JunctionStage 3: Land at Retail RowStage 4: Land at Happy HamletStage 5: Land at Pleasant ParkAnd then you’re done with Week 4 challenges. The fourth week of “Fortnite” challenges in Season 8 is here, and we’ll help you accomplish all of the tasks.In Week 1 we located all of the Pirate Camp locations and found the giant faces hidden throughout. Week 2 made you go far on the map to find the furthest North, South, East and West points. Week 3 was engaging by making you think a little bit with a new loading screen. MORE: What to know about Season 8 of “Fortnite”Below are the challenges you need to accomplish for Week 4:Fortnite Challenges: Season 8, Week 4Free ChallengesSearch for Buried Treasure (2)Launch yourself through structures with a Pirate Cannon (25)Get an elimination with a scoped weapon and a suppressed weaponBattle Pass ChallengesUse The Baller in different matches (5)Eliminate opponents at Happy Hamlet or Pleasant Park (10)Outlast opponents in a single match (90)Stage 1: Land at Tilted TowersStage 2: Land at Junk JunctionStage 3: Land at Retail RowStage 4: Land at Happy HamletStage 5: Land at Pleasant ParkSearch for Buried TreasureEarly in Season 8 of “Fortnite” we were introduced to a new item: the Treasure Map. These are found just like any other item, through treasure chests and as floor loot, and they lead you to finding treasure chests underneath the ground. All you need to do to accomplish this challenge is find two Treasure Maps and follow them and uncover the buried treasure.For a full walkthrough on how to use a Treasure Map, check out our guide here.Launch yourself through structures with a Pirate CannonYou can find Pirate Cannons at the Pirate Camps throughout the map. In order to accomplish this challenge, you’ll need to shoot yourself out of the cannon and crash through 25 structures. These don’t need to be opponent’s structures, they can be buildings already loaded on the map. So while this is a time-consuming challenge, you can do it peacefully on a not-so-crowded part of the map.Get an elimination with a Scoped weapon and a Suppressed weaponProbably the easiest challenge on the list. You just need to get two eliminations, one with a Scoped weapon (such as a sniper rifle) and one with a Suppressed weapon (any weapon with a silencer). This doesn’t even need to be accomplished in the same game so you have plenty of time to get this one done.Use The Baller in different matchesThe Baller is a new item that you’ve no doubt seen if you’ve played the game recently. Epic Games recently reduced the number of Ballers by 50 percent, but they’re still fairly easy to find. They spawn all throughout the map. And this challenge is easy because you don’t even need to do anything in The Baller other than just use it in five different games.Eliminate opponents at Happy Hamlet or Pleasant ParkThis challenge is pretty self-explanatory. You need to eliminate 10 enemies in one or both of these locations. You can either land here and hope to get a quick kill or rotate over a little later once you have found better loot.Outlast opponents in a single matchYou need to outlast 90 opponents to accomplish this task. This is for a single match, so you need to place in the Top 10 in any game mode. Solo will probably be the easiest, and to accomplish this the easiest way would be to find a good location to hide and wait for others to eliminate everyone else. It’s not too exciting, but it will get the job done.last_img read more

Special farewell – Bolt targets return to 9.7 form in local goodbye

first_img GOOD CONDITION Sprint legend Usain Bolt says that one of his aims this year is to get back to clocking below 9.8 seconds before ending his career. Bolt, who will be retiring after the IAAF World Championships in London this August, said that he wants to do something special for his Jamaican fans when he takes part in the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium on June 10. This will be the 30 year-old’s final race in front of his home fans. “For me, it’s just to put down a really fast time. I haven’t really ran a fast time early in the season, so for me to run a 9.7 (seconds), that would be very good. I think that would be sufficient enough to say that’s a very special time because I haven’t run 9.7 in a while at the early part of the season. For me, that would definitely be something good.” Bolt believes himself to be in good enough condition to make it happen as competing in the Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne, Australia two months ago forced him to get his season started earlier than normal. “I’m feeling good,” he said. “This is the first time I’ve ran in January for a very long time, so the fact that I got a few sprints in to come back to training, I’m feeling good. Coach is happy with the fluency I have, so that’s a good sign. So we should be fine – continuing, progressing at a nice rate, stay injury-free, and I should be fine.” Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, said that he’s confident his athlete will be in peak condition when the time comes for him to compete. Bolt also reiterated that he will only be taking part in the 100m event, and not the 200m distance as well, at the World Championships this summer.last_img read more