World champion Viswanathan Anand continued to play spoilsport as he once again cut down to size the leader at the 72nd edition of the Corus Grandmasters chess tournament. He may not have much of a chance of winning the first place.
Theoretically, for a share of the first place, Anand will need to win and hope that the current leader Magnus Carlsen loses, while Kramnik and Alexei Shirov do no better than a draw.
Anand outplayed leader Vladimir Kramnik in the 12th and penultimate round. This gives Anand a total of seven points, but he is still one point behind the new leader Magnus Carlsen (8). There’s only one more round to go and Anand plays Loek Van Wely in the final round.