Lucky Anand ends draw jinx

Lucky Anand ends draw jinx


Having drawn the first nine games in Group ‘A’, Anand yet again tried hard to be back on his winning ways but missed a simple tactic which might have seen him on the receiving end.
Shirov then landed in a lost position which the Indian ace converted without much ado.

Results (round ): Group A: Viswanathan Anand (Ind, 5.5) bt Alexei Shirov (Esp, 6.5); Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 7) drew Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr, 5.5); Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 5.5) lt to Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 6.5); Leinier Dominguez (Cub, 5.5) drew Hikaru Nakamura (US, 5.5); Peter Leko (Hun, 5) drew Nigel Short (Eng, 3.5); Fabiano Caruana (Ita, 3.5) drew Loek van Wely (Ned, 3.5); Sergey Tiviakov (Ned, 4) bt Jan Smeets (Ned, 2.5). Group B: Erwin l’Ami (Ned, 6.5) drew Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Rom, 3.5); Dimitri Reinderman (Ned, 3.5) bt P Harikrishna (Ind, 5); Ni Hua (Chn, 6.5) drew Parimarjan Negi (Ind, 5.5); Emil Sutovsky (Isr, 4.5) drew Varuzhan Akobian (US, 2.5); Tomi Nyback (Fin, 3) lt to Wesley So (Phi, 6); Anish Giri (Ned, 7) drew Arkadij Naiditsch (Ger, 6); David Howell (Eng, 5) drew Anna Muzychuk (Slo, 4.5). Group C: Soumya Swaminathan (Ind, 3) bt Nils Grandelius (Swe, 5.5); Abhijeet Gupta (Ind, 5.5) lt to Kjetil Lie (Nor, 5); Ray Robson (US, 6) lt to Robin van Kampen (Ned, 6); Robin Swinkels (Ned, 6) lt to Li Chao (Chn, 7.5); Mariya Muzychuk (Ukr, 4) bt Sjoerd Plukkel (Ned, 1.5); Stefan Kuipers (Ned, 4.5) bt Daniele Vocaturo (Ita, 6); Peng Zhaoqin (Ned, 5) lt to Benjamin Bok (Ned, 4.5).