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Anand draws with Vitiugov

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand.

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand.   | Photo Credit: PTI

With three rounds to go after Thursday’s rest day, Anand shared the ninth spot with 4.5 points in the 14-player field.

Viswanathan Anand drew in 30 moves with Russia’s Nikita Vitiugov in the 10th round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament here on Wednesday.

With three rounds to go after Thursday’s rest day, Anand shared the ninth spot with 4.5 points in the 14-player field.

World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana (7) retained his half-point lead over top seed Magnus Carlsen. Caruana defeated former leader and young sensation Alireza Fiouzja in 48 moves after Carlsen continued his charge following a 37-move win over Vladislav Kovalev.

In the Challengers category, in an all-Indian clash, Surya Shekhar Ganguly (6) drew with Nihal Sarin (5). Spain’s David Anton Guijarro (7) leads the field.

The results (10th round): Viswanathan Anand (4.5) drew with Nikita Vitiugov (Rus, 3.5); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 6.5) bt Vladislav Kovalev (Blr, 3); Fabinao Caruana (USA, 7) bt Alireza Firouzja (FIDE, 5.5); Jeffery Xiong (USA, 4.5) bt Vladislav Artemiev (Rus, 4.5); Yu Yangyi (Chn, 3.5) drew with Wesley So (USA, 6); Daniil Dubov (Rus, 5) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 5); Jorden van Foreest (Ned, 6) drew with Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Pol, 5.5).

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