Former universe champion Viswanathan Anand did not have a change in fortunes as he played out his sixth pull in a row, signing assent with tournament personality Levon Aronian of Armenia in a eighth and penultimate turn of a Sinquefield Cup chess meet.
Having mislaid dual and drawn six, Anand is certain to lose some rating points even if he wins his final turn diversion against reigning universe champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway.
A feat however, will give a Indian ace a many needed boost as his station in a contest as good as in a tour will get better.
For a initial time, a turn did not furnish a single decisive games with all games finale peacefully. Carlsen was the closest to feat opposite American Hikaru Nakamura but the Norwegian has been struggling with his form tremendously in a final few games. It was a vital trip that saw Nakamura survive a near-hopeless position.
With only one turn remaining in a super tournament, Aronian is sitting flattering eying his initial vital pretension this year. The Armenian with 5.5 points, enjoys a full indicate lead over nearest rivals Anish Giri of Holland, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France, Alexander Grischuk of Russia and Carlsen who all have 4.5 points apiece.
Nakamura and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria share a sixth spot on 4 points each, a indicate forward of Fabiano Caruana of United States and Anand who have 3 points in their kitty. Wesley So, with 2.5 points is during a bottom of a tables.
In a second half, Anand’s many formidable diversion was supposedly opposite in-form Aronian though it incited out to be an easy diversion in a end. Playing a black side of an English opening Anand faced small problem once Aronian done an erroneous 16th pierce when a guaranty constraint by a black might have given a discernible advantage.
As it incited out, Anand fast neutralised, exchanging a queens and reaching an endgame where there was minimal pressure though a Indian had an additional guaranty to exaggerate off. Aronian motionless opposite serve risks and repeated, reaching a draw in 31 moves.
Carlsen was detrimental not to go closer to Aronian. Former world champion Garry Kasparov spent a lot of time in a venue today and he disclosed he had analysed a center diversion of Carlsen’s diversion with a Norwegian when he was training him some years back.
For a records, it was a Queen’s gambit declined wherein Nakamura mislaid dual Bishops for a strip and a pawn. However, Carlsen’s technique did not mount by him in this turn as he allowed a American to build a outpost of sorts. The marathon lasted 95 moves.
In other games of a day, Grischuk played out a draw with Vachier-Lagrave wherein a Russian fought for an advantage.
Giri’s counterclaim in a pawn-less strip endgame was impeccable and he thwarted Caruana’s attempt. After winning the initial game, this was Giri’s seventh pull in a row. Wesley So common a indicate with Topalov with a latter personification some rock-solid chess.
Results turn 8: Levon Aronian (Arm, 5.5) drew with V Anand (Ind, 3); Wesley So (Usa, 2.5) drew with Veselin Topalov (Bul, 4); Anish Giri (Ned, 4.5) drew with Fabiano Caruana (Ita, 3); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 4.5) drew with Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 4) Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 4.5) drew with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 4.5).