Grand Swiss Chess: Anand registers second win, Adhiban moves to joint eighth place

While Anand recorded a second win, youngster Raunak Sadhani continued to impress as he maintained his unbeaten run after his fifth draw against a Grandmaster.

Viswanathan Anand recorded his second win. (File Photo)   -  GETTY IMAGES

B. Adhiban returned to winning ways by beating England’s David Howell and moved to the joint eighth-place, with Magnus Carlsen among others, after five rounds of FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss here on Monday.

Adhiban now has 3.5 points, half a point behind the leaders’ pack of seven players headed by World No. 2. Fabinao Caruana.

Viswanathan Anand, too, stayed on road to recovery with a second win and reached three points.

Youngster Raunak Sadhani continued to impress as he maintained his unbeaten run after his fifth draw against a Grandmaster.

Young GM Abhimanyu Puranik defeated former World junior champion Ahmed Adly to reach three points.

Important fifth-round results (involving Indians): Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 3.5) bt Surya Shekhar Ganguly (2.5); P. Hari Krishna (3) drew with Alexey Sarana (Rus, 3); Vidit Gujrathi (3) drew with Robert Hovhannisyan (Arm, 3); B. Adhiban (3.5) bt David Howell (Eng, 2.5); K. Sasikiran (3) drew with Aleksandr (Rus, 3); Raunak Sadhwani (3) drew with Pavel Eljanov (Ukr, 3); Axel Bachmann (Par, 2) lost to Viswanathan Anand (3); Gata Kamsky (USA, 2.5) drew with S. P. Sethuraman (2.5); Samuel Sevian (USA, 2.5) drew with S. L. Narayanan (2.5); Ahmed Adly (Egy, 2) lost to Abhimanyu Puranik (3); Ferenc Berkes (Hun, 2.5) bt D. Gukesh (1.5); Kacper Piorun (Pol, 2) drew with D. Harika (2); Soumya Swaminathan (1.5) drew with Evgeny Alekseev (Rus, 2.5); Nihal Sarin (2.5) bt Anna Zatonskih (USA, 1.5) Prithu Gupta (2) bt David Gavrillescu (Rou, 1).