Anand plays out draw with Kramnik

Victory eluded Viswanathan Anand yet again as the world champion played out a draw with Russian Vladimir Kramnik in the eighth and penultimate round of the Tal Memorial Chess Tournament here. 

Looking to control some damage after losing three games, Anand gave no chances to Kramnik who is on an unfamiliar last spot in the tournament he has won before. With just one round remaining, the draw did not help Anand’s cause for a comeback.Results (Round VIII): 

V Anand (Ind, 3) drew with Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 2.5); Alexander Morozevich (Rus, 2.5) lt to Fabiano Caruana (Ita, 4.5); Boris Gelfand (Isr, 5.5) drew with Shakhriayar Mamedyarov (Aze, 4.5); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 5) bt Hikaru Nakamura (US, 4.5); Dmitry Andreikin (Rus, 4.5) drew with Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 3.5). 

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