Viswanathan Anand draws with Boris Gelfand, stays last in Zurich Chess

With just one round to come, the Fabiano Caruana remained at the top on three points in this four-player double round-robin tournament and he continued to be followed by Kramnik and Gelfand a half point behind. Anand on two points stands last in the tournament.

updated: March 01, 2013 14:15 IST
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Zurich, Switzerland: Victory eluded world champion Viswanathan Anand yet again as he played out a fourth draw in five games, against Boris Gelfand of Israel, and remained at the bottom after the fifth and penultimate round of the Zurich Chess Challenge.

Following a shock defeat in the previous round against Fabiano Caruana of Italy, Anand looked for sharp play against Gelfand but his efforts did not yield the desirable result as the Israeli first pressed for an advantage and had little problems in holding out a draw in the end.

Meanwhile, leader Caruana yet again played exciting chess before settling for a draw with Vladimir Kramnik of Russia. (File photo of Anand and Gelfand in an earlier tournament).

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