World champion Viswnathan Anand played out his second draw in the Zurich Chess Challenge, easily holding world No 2 Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to an easy draw in the second round here on Monday.
After playing out a draw with Italy's Fabiano Caruana in the opener also as black, Anand faced even less difficulty against Kramnik whose attempts to gain an advantage were thwarted.
The other game of the four-player double-round-robin tournament, between Boris Gelfand of Israel and Caruana, also ended in a draw but only after the young Italian gave a real scare to the last world championship challenger.
With all four games so far ending in draws, the hunt for the leader continues with four rounds still to come in the super tournament. All four are tied on one point each.
Kuchar wins WGC Match Play title
MARANA, Arizona: Matt Kuchar derailed Hunter Mahan's bid to win back-to-back titles at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2&1 victory over his fellow American in the final on a wind-buffeted Sunday. Four up after nine holes on a chilly, sun-splashed afternoon at Dove Mountain, Kuchar fended off a Mahan resurgence after the turn before sealing the win at the par-four 17th.
PGA Tour decision on vijay Singh soon
MARANA, Arizona: The PGA Tour says it will announce a decision "relatively soon" following the admission by former world No 1 Vijay Singh that he had been using deer antler spray, which contains a banned substance.
Fijian Singh, a three-times major winner, had admitted to experimenting with deer antler spray for "a couple of months" but was unaware the extract contained an insulin-like growth factor banned by the PGA Tour.
Six Pakistani players in NCR cup
New Delhi: Six Pakistanis will be part of 14 foreign amateur golfers battling it out for the eighth NCR Cup, which starts at the Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday. Besides golfers from India and Pakistan, vying for the title will be two players each from Germany, Ireland, Nepal and Sri Lanka.