Viswanathan Anand draws with Wesley So at Altibox Norway Chess tournament


Stavanger (Norway), June 2: Viswanathan Anand played out his fourth draw on the trot, signing peace with Wesley So of United States in the fourth round of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament.
Taking his tally up to two points out of a possible four, Anand now has his task cut out for the remaining five games in this strongest tournament of the year. The world rapid champion needs a couple of victories to stake a claim in the tournament. Meanwhile, reigning World champion Magnus Carlsen was pleasantly surprised to see a rather unambitious approach with white pieces by Hikaru Nakamura of United States. The game ended in a draw helping Carlsen to remain at the helm on three points from his four games.
Sergey Karjakin of Russia took sole second spot on 2.5 points after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France. This was certainly the game of the day wherein Karjakin first showcased his deep preparation and then came up with an astounding display to outwit the Frenchman.
Anand now shares the third spot along with Levon Aronian of Armenia, Wesley and Nakamura. (Agencies)