Sinquefield Cup: Draws keep Anand in joint lead

Draws on all boards kept the leader board intact with Viswanathan Anand sharing the lead with two others after six rounds of Sinquefield Cup chess tournament on Friday.

With five rounds to go, Anand was in the company of second seed Fabiano Caruana and third seed Ding Liren at 3.5 points.

With five rounds to go, Anand was in the company of second seed Fabiano Caruana and third seed Ding Liren at 3.5 points.   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar

Draws on all boards kept the leader board intact with Viswanathan Anand sharing the lead with two others after six rounds of Sinquefield Cup chess tournament here on Friday.

With five rounds to go, Anand was in the company of second seed Fabiano Caruana and third seed Ding Liren at 3.5 points.

After the action resumed following a day of rest, the players chose to play it safe.

Anand and Anish Giri were involved in an equal battle in Sicilian Defence. The players battled till the last pawn was off the board on the 54th move.

The results

Sixth round: Viswanathan Anand (3.5) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 2.5); Fabiano Caruana (USA, 3.5) drew with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 3); Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 3) drew with Ding Liren (Chn, 3.5); Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 3) drew with Levin Aronian (Arm, 2.5); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 3) drew with Wesley So (USA, 3); Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2.5) drew with Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 3).