Moscow: World champion Viswanathan Anand played out another insipid draw with former challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the fifth round of Tal Memorial International chess tournament.
With his fifth draw on the trot, Anand remained on a 50 percent score in the strongest tournament of the year and remained on the joint fifth spot.
For the second day running, all the games ended in draws but they were not devoid of action. Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine played out a draw with world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway while American Hikaru Nakamura achieved the same result against Armenian Levon Aronian.