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Anand draws with Carlsen in penultimate round

World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out another draw, signing peace with Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the eighth and penultimate round of London Chess Classic.

other Updated: Dec 12, 2011 23:46 IST

World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out another draw, signing peace with Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the eighth and penultimate round of London Chess Classic.

On his 42nd birthday, the draw came easy for Anand as he remained on joint fifth spot, taking his tally to eight points in the soccer-like scoring system. Vladimir Kramnik of Russia steered clear of the field with a hard-fought victory over Luke McShane of England. The Russian moved to 15 points with just one round remaining in the 160,000 euros (R1.11 cr) prize money tournament.

With 13 points in his bag, Carlsen holds the second spot while Hikaru Nakamura and McShane are now joint third on 12 points apiece. Anand and Levon Aronian of Armenia came in next on eight points, three points ahead of Short.

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