Grand Swiss Chess: Anand wins again, tied 10th with Adhiban

Facing 15-year-old Kazakh Nodirbek Abdussattorov, Anand won from the white side in 47 moves. Adhiban drew with Boris Gelfand. Both the Indians are on four points.

Viswanathan Anand has four points at the end of six rounds at Grand Swiss chess tournament.   -  Lennart Ootes / Grand Chess Tour

Fourth seed Viswanathan Anand continued to gain ground with a second straight win and shared the 10th spot with compatriot B. Adhiban after six rounds of FIDE Grand Swiss here on Tuesday.

Facing 15-year-old Kazakh Nodirbek Abdussattorov — once the second youngest Grandmaster — Anand won from the white side in 47 moves.

Anand now has four points. Adhiban drew with Boris Gelfand, a former challenger to the World crown.

Fabiano Caruana and Wang Hao emerged victorious to maintain their half-point lead at five points. Seven players including Magnus Carlsen are on 4.5 points. The action will resume after a day’s rest.

Surya Shekhar Ganguly won and matched Vidit Gujrathi’s tally of four points. However, P. Hari Krishna (3) suffered his first loss.

Continuing his splendid comeback, S. P. Sethuraman (3.5) made amends for defeats in the first two rounds by winning for the third time in four games.

Youngsters continued to impress as Raunak Sadhwani (3.5) held well-known Hungarian Peter Leko, Abhimanyu Puranik (3.5) drew with Ray Robson and S. L. Narayanan (3) stayed unbeaten following a sixth successive draw.

Important sixth-round results involving Indians:

Boris Gelfand (Isr, 4) drew with B. Adhiban (4); Viswanathan Anand (4) bt Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Kaz, 3.5); Vladislav Kovalev (Blr, 4) bt P. Hari Krishna (3); Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Kaz, 3.5) drew with Vidit Gujrathi (3); Bogdan-Daniel Deac (Rom, 3.5) drew with K. Sasikiran (3.5); Peter Leko (Hun, 3.5) drew with Raunak Sadhwani (3.5); Abhimanyu Puranik (3.5) drew with Ray Robson (USA, 3.5); S. P. Sethuraman (3.5) bt Maxim Rodshtein (Isr, 2.5); S. L. Narayanan (3) drew with Ferenc Berkes (Hun, 3); Surya Shekhar Ganguly (3.5) bt Baadur Jobava (Geo, 2.5); Alexander Motylev (Rus, 3) drew with Nihal Sarin (3); D. Harika (2.5) drew with Ahmed Adly (Egy, 2.5); Prithu Gupta (2) lost to Alexander Moiseenko (Ukr, 3); D. Gukesh (2.5) bt Jovanka Houska (Eng, 1.5); Karen Movsziszian (Arm, 2) drew with Soumya Swaminathan (2).