Viswanathan Anand held by P Harikrishna; Magnus Carlsen leads

Harikrishna went for an irregular opening as white and surprised Anand early. However, the world champion, who is on four points, got in to the groove pretty fast and after trading of the queens, stood better for major part of the game.

updated: January 19, 2013 17:48 IST
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Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands): Anand held by Harikrishna; Carlsen leads By Our Chess Correspondent Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 19 (PTI) World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with compatriot P Harikrishna and slipped to second spot at the end of the sixth round of Tata Steel Chess tournament on Saturday.

World number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway shot in to sole lead after demolishing the defenses of Ivan Sokolov of Holland. The Norwegian took his tally to 4.5 points from six games to move ahead of overnight co-leaders Anand and Sergey Karjakin of Russia.

On another interesting day in the traditional tournament, Levon Aronian of Armenia scored his second victory on the trot at the expense of Hungarian Peter Leko.

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