Viswanathan Anand opens account with a draw in Tal Memorial Chess

Anand is at the ninth spot on half point while Russian Vladimir Kramnik is at the bottom of the table as he is yet to open his account.

updated: June 15, 2013 12:03 IST
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Moscow: World champion Viswanathan Anand opened his account with a draw against lowest-ranked Dmitry Andreikin of Russia in the second round of Tal Memorial Chess tournament here.

After suffering a shock defeat at the hands of Italian Fabiano Caruana, Anand was back as a perfect defender against Andreikin who recently won the Russian championship.

World number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway surged ahead in one of the strongest tournament ever after signing peace with Sergey Karjanik of Russia along with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan and Boris Gelfand of Israel. For the records, Alexander Morozevich drew with Mamedyarov while Gelfand scored a fine victory against Caruana.

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