Anand draws against Kramnik

Apr 30, 2013, 09:56 IST | Agencies

World Champion Viswanathan Anand hit the ground running in the second leg of Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament as he held Vladimir Kramnik for a draw in their in the sixth round encounter yesterday

With just three more rounds to play, Maxime Vachier-Lagraev of France is at the forefront having scored four points with Boris Gelfand, Levon Aronian, Laurent Fressinet and Michael Adams — all with 3.5 points — hot on his heels.

Anand, meanwhile, is in the sixth spot with three points and with white games slated against Fressinet and Peter Svidler, has every reason to be optimistic about his chances in the tournament. 

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