Viswanathan Anand draws with Boris Gelfand, placed third in Alekhine memorial chess

Both Gelfand and Aronian ended on 5.5 points and Anand was sole third at the time of winning with five points in all. After a shocking first-round loss, it was a good comeback by Anand who started winning only in the fifth round of the tournament.

updated: May 01, 2013 20:33 IST
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St. Petersburg (Russia): World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Boris Gelfand of Israel in the ninth and final round to finish third in the Alekhine memorial chess tournament here.

Playing the black side of a Semi-Slav, Anand got nothing to push for as Gelfand played solidly for one of his best performance ever. The Israeli ended as joint first along with Levon Aronian of Armenia who defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagraev of France in his final game.

In other games of the day, Nikita Vituigov of Russia mishandled a promising position and drew with Ding Liren of China while another Russian, Peter Svidler, shared a point with Laurent Fressinet of France.

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