Press Esc to close
Thursday 28 August 2014
News updated at 6:28 PM IST
Weather
Max: 24.4°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Anand's hunt for elusive win continues

Paris, April 25, 2013 PTI:

World champion Viswanathan Anand’s hunt for an elusive victory continued as he played out a draw with Levon Aronian of Armenia in the third round of Alekhien memorial chess tournament here.

With his second draw in three games besides the painful loss against Michael Adams of England in the opener, Anand took his tally to one point out of a possible three and his tournament situation did not change much as the Indian remained in joint eighth spot in the 10-player super tournament.

Boris Gelfand of Israel put an end to Adams’ exploits by scoring a methodical victory in the lone decisive game of the day.


Gelfand emerged as one of the co-leaders thanks to his superb effort and he now shares the lead with Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France.

In other games of the third round, Vladimir Kramnik of Russia was held to a draw by Vachier-Lagrave, another local star Laurent Fressinet got the same result against Ding Liren of China while the all-Russian affair between Peter Svidler and Nikita Vituigov ended peacefully through perpetual checks.

With six rounds still to go in the unique tournament split between France and Russia (where the last four rounds will be played), the three leaders are followed by a pack of four players who have 1.5 points apiece -- Kramnik, Fressinet, Liren and Aronian.

Results (Round III): Viswanathan Anand (Ind, 1) drew Levon Aronian (Arm, 1.5); Ding Liren (Chn, 1.5) drew Laurent Fressinet (Rus, 1.5); Peter Svidler (Rus, 1) drew Nikita Vituigov (Rus, 1); Boris Gelfand (Isr, 2) bt Michael Adams (Eng, 2); Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 1.5) drew Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 2).

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Abhishek Bachchan posing next to the Pro Kabbadi League trophy in Bengaluru ...

Abhishek Bachchan posing next to the Pro Kabbadi League trophy in Bengaluru ...

Imran Khan  supporter waves national and party flags during what has been dubbed a 'freedom march ..

Imran Khan supporter waves national and party flags during what has been dubbed a 'freedom march ..

England's Ben Stokes fails to get to a catch during the second ODI against India ...

England's Ben Stokes fails to get to a catch during the second ODI against India ...

Narendra Modi in a meeting with President of Asian Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao in New Delhi ...

Narendra Modi in a meeting with President of Asian Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao in New Delhi ...

Family members mourn during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed ...

Family members mourn during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed ...

Crowd during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed in an encounter ...

Crowd during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed in an encounter ...

Britain's Deputy PM Nick Clegg during the inauguration of the United Kingdom India Business ...

Britain's Deputy PM Nick Clegg during the inauguration of the United Kingdom India Business ...

Dhoni is bowled by England's Chris Woakes during their second one-day international cricket match ..

Dhoni is bowled by England's Chris Woakes during their second one-day international cricket match ..

MS Dhoni bails fly as he is clean bowled by England's Chris Jordan ...

MS Dhoni bails fly as he is clean bowled by England's Chris Jordan ...

A Lord Ganesha idol decorated with 'Laddus at famous Moti Doongari temple in Jaipur ...

A Lord Ganesha idol decorated with 'Laddus at famous Moti Doongari temple in Jaipur ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523