Tata Steel chess: Anand draws with Karjakin; Triumphant Vidit in joint lead

Viswanathan Anand drew with Sergey Karjakin in 31 moves to share the second spot with two others in the second round of the Tata Steel chess tournament on Sunday.

Anish Giri trumped Vladimir Kramnik in the second round of the Tata Steel chess tournament on Sunday.   -  AFP

Viswanathan Anand drew with Sergey Karjakin in 31 moves to share the second spot with two others following leader Anish Giri’s stunning 35-move victory over Vladimir Kramnik in the second round of the Tata Steel chess tournament here on
Sunday.

B. Adhiban, however, suffered his first loss after running into World champion Magnus Carlsen in 36 moves.

In the Challenger section, Vidit Gujrathi crushed Poland’s Michal Krasenkow in just 27 moves to share the lead with three others at 1.5 points. Dronavalli Harika, playing black, drew with local hope Benjamin Bok in 30 moves.
 

Second round results (Indians unless stated):

Masters: Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 1) drew with Viswanathan Anand (1.5); B. Adhiban (0.5) lost to Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 1.5); Anish Giri (Ned, 2) bt Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 1); Hou Yifan (Chn, 0) lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 1.5); Maxim Matlakov (Rus, 0.5) drew with Wesley So (USA, 1); Fabiano Caruana (USA, 1) drew with Gawain Jones (Eng, 1); Wei Yi (Chn, 0.5) drew with Peter Svidler (Rus,1).

Challengers: Vidit Gujrathi (1.5) bt Michal Krasenkow (Pol, 0.5); Benjamin Bok (Ned, 1) drew with D. Harika (1); Matthias Bluebaum (Ger, 0) lost to Olga Girya (Rus, 1); Dmitry Gordievsky (Rus, 1.5) drew with Jorden van Foreest (Ned, 1.5); Jeffery Xiong (USA, 1) drew with Anton Korobov (1.5); Erwin L’Ami (Ned, 1) drew with Baseem Amin (Egy, 1); Lucas van Foreest (Ned, 1) bt Aryan Tari (Nor, 0.5).