Anand draws with Wesley So, stays on final mark Former universe champion Viswanathan Anand’s hunt for an fugitive feat continued as
he played out a lift with American Wesley So in a fifth turn of a Altibox Norway chess tournament, here today. Anand took his total to 1.5 points out of a probable 5 and remained on a final mark in a 10-player contest being played underneath round-robin basis.
The Indian ace will have to lift his hosiery if he has to make an impact in a remaining 4 rounds of this strongest contest of a year. After a nerve-wracking fourth round, life was behind to normalcy in Norway as all a 5 games finished in draws withdrawal no changes in a overnight standings.
Having mislaid to Levon Aronian of Armenia, Magnus Carlsen was visibly dissapoint as he had to quarrel a somewhat worse position before sketch with Anish Giri of Holland.
Vladimir Kramnik of Russia had some advantage opposite Hikaru Nakamura of United States while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France sealed assent with Aronian. In a other diversion of a day, Fabiano Caruana of United States common a indicate with Sergey Karjakin of Russia.
With only 4 rounds remaining, Nakamura stays in front with 3.5 points in all and he is followed by Aronian and Kramnik who both have 3 points. Giri, Vachier, Caruana and Wesley are on 2.5 points, a half indicate forward of Vachier and Karjakin.
Anand employed a Italian opening as white though found Wesley sufficient prepared. After an initial skirmish, a American equalised simply and gave no chances.
With 3 draws and dual waste so far, a responsibility is on Anand to scratch behind in a event. The Indian ace will positively try to make some justification in a subsequent turn when he plays with Fabiano Caruana.
Results turn 5: Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 2) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 2.5); V Anand (Ind, 1.5) drew with Weslet So (Usa,2.5); Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 2) drew with Levon Aronian (Arm, 3); Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 3) drew with Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 3.5); Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 2) drew with Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 2.5).