Viswanathan Anand Draws With Ding Liren; Joint Third Now

Viswanathan Anand Draws With Ding Liren; Joint Third Now
In what turned out to be a theoretical battle, Anand found some fine defensive moves to steer the game to a draw and while the Indian ace can no longer win the tournament, chances of a podium finish remain with just one round to come in the first super tournament of the year.

 

In what turned out to be a theoretical battle, Anand found some fine defensive moves to steer the game to a draw and while the Indian ace can no longer win the tournament, chances of a podium finish remain with just one round to come in the first super tournament of the year.

In what turned out to be a theoretical battle, Anand found some fine defensive moves to steer the game to a draw and while the Indian ace can no longer win the tournament, chances of a podium finish remain with just one round to come in the first super tournament of the year.

In what turned out to be a theoretical battle, Anand found some fine defensive moves to steer the game to a draw and while the Indian ace can no longer win the tournament, chances of a podium finish remain with just one round to come in the first super tournament of the year.

Wijk Aan Zee: Five-time title holder Viswanathan Anand played out an energizing draw with Ding Liren of China to move to joint third spot after the penultimate round of Goodbye Steel aces here. 

In what ended up being a hypothetical fight, Anand discovered some fine protective moves to control the amusement to a draw and keeping in mind that the Indian pro can never again win the competition, odds of a platform complete stay with only one round to come in the primary super competition of the year. 

Ruling best on the planet Magnus Carlsen of Norway avoided the field with another ruling triumph over Jan Krzysztof Duda Poland. 

The Norwegian took his count to 8.5 brings up of a conceivable 12 and is currently a half point in front of nearest match Anish Giri of Holland. Fittingly, the two conflict in the last round to decide the champ. 

The day created three unequivocal amusements in the 14-player twofold round-robin competition and making the majority of the open doors was American victor Samuel Shankland who slammed through the resistances of Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi. 

Vladimir Kramnik scored his second win consecutively to the detriment of individual Russian Vladimir Fedoseev. 

With Carlsen in front and Giri on his toes, Anand, Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren share the third spot together on seven each. 

A half point behind is Vidit Gujrathi holding the 6th spot exclusively with a last round match slated against Anand. 

The Italian opening is the kind of the season with numerous enormous names going for the opening as of late. Ding Liren's decision was not astounding and in certainty sufficiently contained venom as the Chinese blitzed out his moves for a long while. 

Ding Liren concocted a dynamite ruler trade thought yet then conceded the recover of Anand's ruler for a few pawns. At last Anand found a pleasant asset to hold the parity. 

"I accept the two of us were simply utilizing our readiness; I just overlooked some piece of mine," Anand said after the amusement. 

"I am speculating that I ought to be lost, however I chose, sooner or later, to quit looking where. And after that, I think '28Rd6' is presumably an agreeable draw for Dark, so he needed to attempt a rook withdraw. Regardless of whether he was winning or not, I have no clue." 

Gujrathi was very nearly winning his third amusement in succession however passed up a brilliant open door against Richard Affinity of Hungary. 

It was a finely created amusement by the Nasik-bas

ed player till he bumbled from what was a totally winning, however optically convoluted, position. Affinity was cheerful to wriggle out of his wreckage. 

In the challengers segment being played at the same time, Latvian Vladislav Kovalev developed as the sole head on 9 points. 

Solitary Indian in this segment, Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa went down to Benjamin Gladuera of Hungary and is currently in eleventh spot on 4.5 focuses. 

Results aces cycle 12: Ding Liren (Chn, 7) drew with V Anand (Ind, 7); Vidit Gujrathi (Ind, 6.5) drew with Richard Compatibility (Hun, 5.5); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 8.5) beat Jan Krzysztof Duda (Pol, 5); Jorden Van Foreest (Ned, 4.5) drew with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 4.5); Vladimir Fedoseev (Rus, 4.5) lost to Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 4.5); Sameul Shankland (Usa, 5.5) beat Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 7); Teimour Radjabov (Aze, 6) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 8).