Sinquefield Cup: Caruana joins Anand in lead

After Anand watched helplessly as Wesley forced a draw with perpetual checks in 42 moves, Fabiano Caruana joined the Indian in the lead at 2.5 points.

Viswanathan Anand (in pic) split the point with USA’s Wesley So after missing a complex winning continuation in the fourth round.   -  THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES

 

Viswanathan Anand split the point with USA’s Wesley So after missing a complex winning continuation in the fourth round of the Sinquefield Cup chess tournament here on Tuesday.

After Anand watched helplessly as Wesley forced a draw with perpetual checks in 42 moves, Fabiano Caruana joined the Indian in the lead at 2.5 points after Levon Aronian blundered in time-pressure to lose in 53 moves. Rest of games were drawn.

The results:

Fourth round: Viswanathan Anand (2.5) drew with Wesley So (USA, 2); Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2.5) bt Levon Aronian (Arm, 1.5); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 2) drew with Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 2); Hikaru Nakamura
(USA, 2) drew with Ding Liren (Chn, 2); Anish Giri (2) drew with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 2); Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 2) drew with Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 1.5)