Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand banked on his defensive game and played out a draw against American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup. Anand had drawn the opening before registering a win in the second match to go top of the table.
After playing out a draw against Italian turned American Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana on Friday, and defeating world number two Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France on Saturday, India’s Viswanathan Anand maintained his joint lead at the top of the standings after a draw against Hikaru Nakamura. A fascinating struggle took place between the two in the middle and with both of them not ready to give up, the match ended in a draw. Anand, who had played a defensive game in his first two matches against Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, deployed the same tactics against the
With the draw, Anand maintained his position at the joint-top position with two points. Wesley So, Levon