India’s Viswanathan Anand drew the fourth and fifth rounds games of the Sinquefield Chess Tournament making it three draws and two defeats for him after first five rounds.


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Viswanathan Anand faced off against Fabio Caruana of United States in the fourth round. Anand, played with black for the third time in four games and came up with a Semi-Slav defence. Middle game saw a bit of a struggle from the Indian, but he later managed to come back to level the game and force it to a draw.

Sinquefield Chess Fifth Round also Brings Stalemate for Viswanathan Anand

The Fifth round of the tournament also brought  a stalemate for Anand as he faced Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France. Anand had the better position in the match early on but couldn’t manage to turn this into a win. He had a pawn advantage after opening with a Sicilian Najdorf but some excellent defending from Lagrave ended the match in a draw after just 42 moves.

Anand is currently at the bottom of the standings.

Results (round 4): Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 1) drew with V Anand (Ind, 1); Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 1.5) drew with Veselin Topalov (Bul, 3); Wesley So (Usa, 1.5) lost to Levon Aronian (Arm, 3); Anish Giri (Ned, 2.5) drew with Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 2.5); Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 2) drew with Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 2).

Results round 5: Veselin Topalov (Bul, 3) lost to Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 2); V Anand (Ind, 1.5) drew with Maxime Vachier -Lagrave (Fra, 2); Levon Aronian (Arm, 3.5) drew with Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 2); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 3.5) beat Wesley So (Usa, 1.5); Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 2.5) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 3


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