World Champion Viswanathan Anand failed to capitalise on chances that came his way and played out a draw with tail-ender Levon Aronian of Armenia in the third round of the London Chess Classic here on Tuesday.
Hunting for his first victory in a Classical Chess game since the last World Championship in May earlier this year, Anand got a better position with an extra pawn against Aronian but his opponent fought valiantly to split the points in the end.
World No 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway played out a draw with co-leader Vladimir Kramnik of Russia while Michael Adams coasted to his second victory in as many games at the expense of top woman player Judit Polgar of Hungary.
Carlsen and Kramnik stayed ahead of the field with seven points apiece from their three games under the Soccer-like scoring system in place here.
Vijay moves to No. 2
New Delhi: London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar equalled his best ranking when he scaled to the No 2 spot and expressed a desire to claim the No 1 spot at the earliest. "I want to reach the top as soon as possible, and that will be possible if I do well in the World Cups next year, and I can say that I will try my level best," the 25-metre rapid fire pistol shooter said.