Anand draws opening game

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

World Cup champion Viswanathan Anand started off with a quick 28-move draw against Azerbaijani sensation Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov in the opening round of th

Anand draws opening game

Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands:

World Cup champion Viswanathan Anand started off with a quick 28-move draw against Azerbaijani sensation Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov in the opening round of the 65th Corus Grandmaster Group 'A' tournament. Stealing day one honours was World Champion Anatoly Karpov of Russia, who won the public prize for the best game of the day by crushing Polish GM Michal Krasenkow. The only other victory of the day was also scored by a Russian, as defending champion Evgeny Bareev put it across World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov. In the Grandmasters Group 'B' event being organized simultaneously, GM Koneru Humpy held GM Jan Van Der Wiel of Netherlands to an easy draw with black pieces. Impressive in this section was defending champion Dutch GM Friso Nijboer, who defeated former World Junior Champion Peter Acs of Hungary. (PTI)

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