Viswanathan Anand draws with Svidler, in Tata Steel Masters chess

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, played out a draw against Peter Svidler of Russia in the eighth round of Tata Steel Masters underway in The Netherlands yesterday. Looking for his sixth record title, Anand took his tally to 4.5 points out of a possible eight and now needs to score at least two wins in the remaining five rounds to be in with a chance to win the title.

Vladimir Kramnik of Russia signed the truce with Wesley So of United States and the two now share the fourth spot on five points apiece while Anand and Sergey Karjakin of Russia remained joint third on 4.5 points apiece.

Grandmaster B Adhiban, the other Indian in the fray, played out a draw against Karjakin in this round and took his tally up to two points from eight games. Adhiban is yet to win a game in the event. In the challengers’ section being organised simultaneously, Vidit Gujrathi came back to winning ways to beat Dmitry Gordievsky of Russia.

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