Anand draws again, Kasparov in command

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Viswanathan Anand drew with Corus champion Peter Leko of Hungary in the 10th round of the 22nd Linares Super Grandmasters Chess tournament.

Anand draws again, Kasparov in command

Linares:

India's Viswanathan Anand drew with Corus champion Peter Leko of Hungary in the 10th round of the 22nd Linares Super Grandmasters Chess tournament. World's top rated Garry Kasparov continued with his demolition act and almost sealed the top place in this year's event after scoring a positional victory over local lad Francisco Pons Vallejo. In the other game of the day, FIDE world champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan put an end to string of losses and shared the point with Michael Adams of England. With just four rounds remaining in this category-20 double round-robin tournament between seven players, Kasparov stretched his lead to a huge 2 points over Anand and Bulgarian Veselin Topalov who had a bye today. After giving a lesson on chess technique to Vallejo, Kasparov took his tally to 6.5 points from his nine games in the event. And even though Anand and Topalov (both 4.5 points) have played one game less than the leader, the lead margin of two points looks near decisive at this stage. Corus champion Peter Leko is also on 4.5 points but he is yet to get his second bye, which puts him a shade behind Anand and Topalov while Adams with 4/9 is next in standings. Kasimdzhanov with 3.5/9 and Vallejo with 2.5/8 hold the last two spots in the Euros 2,97,000 prize money event. (PTI)

Topics : Chess
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