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Anand draws with woman champ, slips to third spot

other Updated: Jan 27, 2013 01:25 IST
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Viswanathan Anand

World Champion Viswanathan Anand mishandled a winning endgame and drew with former women's world champion Yifan Hou of China in the 11th round of 75th Tata Steel Chess tournament here.

Desperately needing a victory to bridge the gap with tournament leader Magnus Carlsen of Norway, Anand outplayed Yifan right from the opening but a shocking blunder in what appeared to be a winning position cost the Indian an important half point. Carlsen remained in sole lead.

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