Chess: Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen to finish 9th
St Louis (USA): Viswanathan Anand ended his stint with a draw against World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and finished at ninth position in the Sinquefield Cup here.
For Anand, the below-par performance with two losses and seven draws in the nine-round tournament also resulted in a slip from the second spot in the Grand Chess tour standings, which will now conclude at the London Chess Classic in December.
Levon Aronian of Armenia expectedly won the tournament after an easy draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria. Tallying an impressive six points, Aronian won three and drew six games.
The lone decisive game of the final round saw Hikaru Nakamura of United States toppling Alexander Grischuk of Russia after a tense affair.
In the other two games, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France signed peace with Anish Giri of Holland, while last year's winner Fabiano Caruana also achieved the same result against Wesley So of United States.