Viswanathan Anand draws against Aronian in Brazil
With draws from two white games so far, it was indeed a mediocre start for Anand. Anand will feel the pressure in the later stages of the tournament with five black and just three white games remaining for him in the last eight rounds.
Anand with two draws is fourth in the standings on two points. It was a rather tame draw for Anand after an exciting first round game against Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain.