Anand draws in second round

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand drew with Maxime-Vachier-Lagrave of France in the second round of Sinquefield Cup here on Sunday. Anand tried engaging Maxime-Vachier-Lagrave in an engaging duel but did not find ways to score his first victory. Anand drew his first game against Hikaru Nakamura of the United States. World champion Magnus Carlsen defeated Sergey Karjakin in 88 moves, joining Levon Azerbaijan in lead on 1.5 points out of a possible two and Nakamura, Vachier,-Lagrave, Anand, local star Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk of Russia share the fourth spot on one point each. USA’s Wesley So stare ninth on a half point while Karjakin, losing his second round on the trot stands last, yet to open his account. Aronian played out a draw with Caruana while Alexander Grischuk drew with Mamedyara drew with So.




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