Anand plays out sixth successive draw at Croatia Grand Chess

Viswanathan Anand took an easy 27-move draw with China’s Ding Liren for his sixth successive draw at Croatia Grand Chess Tour.

Viswanathan Anand took an easy 27-move draw with China’s Ding Liren.   -  Special Arrangement

Viswanathan Anand took an easy 27-move draw with China’s Ding Liren for his sixth successive draw following the seventh round of Croatia Grand Chess Tour here on Wednesday.

In the only decisive encounter, Magnus Carlsen stopped fellow leader Ian Nepomniachtchi in 31 moves to emerge as the sole leader. Wesley So, the other overnight leader, drew with Sergey Karjakin.

The results:

Seventh round: Viswanathan Anand (3) drew with Ding Liren (Chn, 4); Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 4) lost to Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 5); Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 3) drew with Wesley So (USA, 4.5); Fabiano Caruana (USA, 4) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 2.5); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 2.5) drew with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 3); Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2.5) drew with Levon Aronian (Arm, 4).