Fresh from his victory against Russian Alexander Morozevich, a resurgent Viswanathan Anand will take on his last world championship challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fourth round of Tal memorial chess tournament.
Desperate for a win, the Indian ace overpowered Morozevich from a typically balanced middle game. He now shares the fifth spot along with Andreikin and world No one Magnus Carlsen of Norway on 1.5 points from three games so far.
Gujrathi holds Hracek
Varna: Indian GM Vidit Gujrathi managed to secure a draw against overnight joint leader Zybnyk Hracek of Czech Republic in the seventh round but dropped to the fourth position at the Grand Europe Golden Sands Chess Tournament.
Shillong sign Glenn
New Delhi: Shillong Lajong FC have signed Trinidad & Tobago international Cornell Glen for a one year deal with the I-League club.
The 31-year-old striker, who was part of T&T’s world cup squad in 2006, has scored 23 goals in the 66 appearances for his country.
India draw with Kiwis
Rotterdam: India paid the price of poor defending as they conceded a goal four minutes from time to play out a 3-3 draw in a thrilling match in their last pool fixture of the FIH World League Round 3 match against New Zealand. The Sardar Singh-led side now face the prospect of playing Pool A winners Belgium or runners-up Australia in the knock-out phase.