Viswanathan Anand draws with Peter Leko in ninth round, stays second

The other Indian in the fray, P Harikrishna enjoyed a good position as black against Sergey Karjakin.

updated: January 23, 2013 10:36 IST
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Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands): World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Grandmaster Peter Leko of Hungary to remain second after the ninth round of the Tata Steel Chess tournament here.

Playing the black side of a Sicilian Najdorf, the Indian ace had little difficulty in maintaining the balance in an age-old variation and drew rather easily to take his tally to six points out of a possible nine.

Norwegian world number one Magnus Carlsen defeated Yifan Hou of China to increase his lead by a full point lead over Anand.

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