Anand holds Kramnik to a draw

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Viswanathan Anand played out another draw after an intense struggle against Braingames Champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to remain in the hunt for top honours

Linares:

Viswanathan Anand played out another draw after an intense struggle against Braingames Champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to remain in the hunt for top honours in the Linares Super Grandmasters Chess tournament. On another day marred by draws, the lead positions remained almost unaltered and Kramnik maintained his slender advantage over nearest rival Peter Leko of Hungary. The Russian has 6 points from 10 games, but is likely to lose his sole lead in the next round when he has a bye. Leko on 5.5 points from 9 games is the next man in standings, while Anand and top rated Garry Kasparov of Russia trail him on 5 points from nine games. The next round will be crucial for Anand as he plays against Radjabov with white pieces. A victory will probably make him a joint leader and then he can work on a showdown with Kasparov in the final round on Sunday. (PTI)

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