Anand draws with Kramnik

Viswanathan Anand drew with world number 2 Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik in the fourth round of Dortmund Sparkassen event.

updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
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World Cup champion Viswanathan Anand drew with World number 2 Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the fourth round of the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting. Grandmaster Arkadi Naiditsch of Germany was the star of the day, defeating GM Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan with his white pieces and sending an alarming signal to the elite group that he is going to join them very soon. The other game of the day between GM Peter Leko of Hungary and GM Viktor Bologan of Moldova was poised to end in a draw and that would mean underdog Bologan maintaining his lead at the top of the tables. As things stand now, Kramnik has joined Bologan at the top on 2.5 points, with the former still having the in-progress game in hand. Naiditsch has moved to 2 points with his enviable effort against Radjabov. Radjabov remained on 1.5 along with GM Peter Leko of Hungary, who has the same score which he is likely to improve after the ongoing game. Anand is still on the cellar, having just 1 point in his kitty so far, having lost two important games against Bologan and Radjabov in two preceding rounds. (PTI)