Anand held to draw by Tiviakov

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Viswanathan Anand was held to an easy draw by Sergei Tiviakov of Holland in the 12th and penultimate round of the Corus International Chess tournament.

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Viswanathan Anand was held to an easy draw by Sergei Tiviakov of Holland in the 12th and penultimate round of the Corus International Chess tournament. Following the draw in his Group 'A' game, Anand inched to seven points in the first super tournament of the year. Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan joined Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in lead on eight points with just one round remaining in the event. The showdown for the title will be between Radjabov and Topalov in a befitting final. The third place is held by Levon Aronian of Armenia and Anand now stands joint fourth with World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Svidler of Russia. Anand is slated to meet David Navara of Czech Republic in the final round. World's youngest Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi played out a fighting draw with tournament leader Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia after 55 moves of a French defense game in the Group 'C' being played simultaneously. With one round to come Nepomniachtchi is on 10 points and top seed Michal Krasenkow of Russia is close on his heels with 9.5 points. Parimarjan, with 6.5 points, stands joint fifth.

Topics : Chess
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