Viswanathan Anand took an easy draw with black pieces against Dutchman Jordeen van Foreest in 34 moves and continued to share the sixth spot at three points after six rounds of Tata Steel Masters chess tournament here on Thursday.

Wesley So and Alireza Firouzja stayed in the lead with four points after being involved in drawn encounters.

Magnus Carlsen was involved in a 28-move deadlock with second seed Fabiano Caruana for a sixth successive draw.

In Category ‘B’, joint overnight leader Surya Shekhar Ganguly (4 points) slipped to second spot after drawing with Jan Smeets. Ukraine’s Pavel Eljanov (4.5) defeated Max Warmerdam to snatch the lead at 4.5 points. Nihal Sarin (3) drew with Uzbek Nodirbek Abdusattaorov.