Erratic Anand held again

World champion Viswanathan Anand missed out on a winning advantage and played out a draw with Daniel Fridman of Germany in the fourth round of the Grenke Chess Classic here.

With his fourth draw in as many games, Anand slipped to joint third spot. Italian Fabiano Caruana played yet another fine game to draw with black against Michael Adams of England while in the other game of the day, Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany accounted for compatriot Georg Meier.


With six rounds still to come in the category-19 event, Caruana stayed on top with three points out of a possible four and Naiditsch jumped to second spot a half point behind. Fridman on two points shares the third spot with Anand while Adams is now on fifth spot on 1.5 points. Meier with one point in his kitty stands last.


Results (round 4): Daniel Fridman (Ger, 2) drew with V Anand (Ind, 2); Michael Adams (Eng, 1.5) drew with Fabiano Caruana (Ita, 3); Arkadij Naiditsch (Ger, 2.5) beat Georg Meier (Ger, 1).

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