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Anand draws for sixth time at Corus chess

other Updated: Jan 23, 2010 23:09 IST

Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory in the 'A' group continued as he played out his sixth draw on the trot but former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta won an exciting game in the 'C' group of the Corus Chess Tournament.

World champion Anand drew with white pieces against Magnus Carlsen of Norway and moved to three points out of a possible six.

Spaniard Alexei Shirov's juggernaut was halted by Nigel Short of England in the first draw for the former after five successive wins. Shirov took his tally to 5.5 points out of a possible six and remained one-and-half points ahead of nearest rivals Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura of the United States, Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine.

Jeev, Kapur drop shots at the end

Abu Dhabi: Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur, the only two Indians to make the cut, had a disappointing finish as they dropped a double bogey each on their last hole in the third round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Saturday. Both shot 72 and were placed at two-under in 54th place, two better than the second day.

Jeev, starting on the tenth, was two-under after 17 holes but then dropped a double on the ninth. He had birdies on tenth, 18th and second and his only other bogey was the 16th.

Kapur, who was four-under on the first day, looked good at three-under for his first seven holes after starting on the tenth. But thereafter his putts did not drop.

Martin Kaymer's bid for a second Abu Dhabi Golf Championship title gathered pace as the German took a slender one-shot lead after the third round. Kaymer was a picture of consistency as he shot a third successive 67 to be 15-under for three days.

Royal Perth on top

Kolkata: Former international hockey star Bruce Shannahan displayed good golfing skills at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) to lead Royal Perth Golf Club to the top at the end of the first round of the Vodafone Royals Trophy. Royal Perth were tied for lead with Royal Montreal Golf Club at 40 points. Close behind was RCGC 'B' at 39 points.

Chirag United take on JCT

HTC adds from Kolkata: This week’s I-League has been kind to the city teams. Both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have had thumping wins against summit teams like Mahindra United and Churchill Brothers on consecutive days and it is now left to Chirag United to cap the fine run with a win against JCT in Sunday’s 11th-round encounter.

JCT had started their Kolkata campaign with a bang, accounting for Mohun Bagan and holding East Bengal. But since then, their fortunes have ebbed and now, they are a shadow of the team that had whipped debutants Lajong FC 5-1 in their opening encounter.