World champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fourth round of Tal Memorial chess tournament here.

Playing after the first rest day, Anand got something to play for but his last world championship challenger was also up to the task in defence and the draw after 40 moves was a just result.

Anand elevated himself to joint fourth spot in the standings. Hikaru Nakamura of United States jumped to the sole lead on three points.

The results: Fourth round: V. Anand (Ind, 2) drew with Boris Gelfand (Isr, 2.5); Alexader Morozevich (Rus, 1.5) drew with Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 1); Dmitry Andreikin (Rus, 2) drew with Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 2); Fabiano Caruana (Ita, 2) lost to Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 3); Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 1.5) drew with Shakhriayar Mamdyarov (Aze, 2.5). — PTI

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