Viswanathan Anand outsmarts Loek Van Wely; leads with Magnus Carlsen

Harikrishna played out a draw with Sokolov from a Nimzo Indian defence where the latter played white. Sokolov secured advantage but could not go beyond that as Harikrishna's position remained solid.

updated: January 20, 2013 12:03 IST
  • Total Shares

Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands): World champion Viswanathan Anand outsmarted Loek Van Wely of Holland to come back in joint lead after the seventh round of the 75th Tata Steel Chess tournament here.

After two draws against Magnus Carlsen of Norway and compatriot P Harikrishna post the first rest day, Anand broke through the defences of Van Wely in style showing fine technique to take his points tally to five.

Magnus Carlsen played out a draw with Hungarian Peter Leko to match Anand on points and the two leaders are now followed by Hikaru Nakamura of United States and Sergey Karjakin of Russia a half point behind.

Show Full Article
  • Chess
  • Viswanathan Anand