Sinquefield Cup: Anand leads after another day of draws

A draw with Levon Aronian helped the Indian grandmaster stay half-point ahead of the field.

Viswanathan Anand remains half-point ahead after three rounds of Sinquefield Cup.   -  PTI

Viswanathan Anand drew with Levon Aronian to stay half-point ahead of the field after three rounds of Sinquefield Cup chess tournament here on Monday.

With all the boards ending in draws for the second straight day, Anand’s 42-move deadlock following repetition of moves proved enough to protect his lead.

The results

Third round: Levon Aronian (Arm, 1.5) drew with Viswanathan Anand (2); Magnus Calrsen (Nor, 1.5) drew with Fabiano Caruana (USA. 1.5); Ding Liren (Chn, 1.5) drew with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 1.5); Wesley So (USA, 1.5) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 1.5); Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 1.5) drew with Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 1.5); Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 1) drew with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 1.5).