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Anand finishes fifth in London

World champ Viswanathan Anand ended the London Classic with a draw as black against Luke McShane of England.


Viswanathan Anand

The draw saw Anand finish joint fifth in the overall standings of the nine-player round-robin tournament that concluded in the English capital city.

Anand once again failed to impress considering this was yet another average show from him on the back of his performances in at the Bilbao final masters and Tal Memorial.

Anand will next be working for towards the next world title match against Boris Gelfand of Israel in May next year.

Vladimir Kramnik of Russia won the tournament after taking a draw with Levon Aronian of Armenia. Kramnik, who needed just a draw for the trophy, made it look easy with his white pieces to tally 16 points.

Also, America's Hikaru Nakamura finished clear second after disposing off Michael Adams of England. Nakamura finished a point behind Kramnik and one ahead of Magnus Carlsen.

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