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Chess: Now, Viswanathan Anand draws with Peter Svidler

Moscow: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand ended his stint with a draw against Peter Svidler of Russia, while another Russian Sergey Karjakin emerged the new challenger for the next World Championship match after the conclusion of the Candidates chess tournament.

Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand

On what turned out to be an easy day as black, Anand did not have to worry too much and a comfortable draw in the end ensured that the Indian tied for the second spot and finished third in the event.

Karjakin defeated Fabiano Caruana of United States to end on 8.5 points out of a possible 14 to win the Candidates solely by a full point margin.

It was a tense final round wherein Caruana, needing a victory with black, took his chances but a brilliant rook sacrifice by Karjakin sealed the victory.

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