Viswanathan Anand draws with Wesley So, stays on final spot


Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnic, Anish GiriViswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnic, Anish Giri Viswanathan Anand employed a Italian opening as white though found Wesley sufficient prepared. (Source: File)

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).

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