Chess: Anand Survives Giri Scare; Remains in 2nd Spot

Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 30 (PTI) World champion Viswanathan Anand survived a scare against young Anish Giri of Holland before salvaging a draw in the 12th and penultimate round of the 73rd Tata Steel Chess tournament here.

In Group 'A', the Nepalese-Russian Giri came close to defeating the world champion with black pieces but Anand somehow managed to pose enough problems in his opponent's path, which is typical when the Indian ace is defending.

The drawn result, however, find Anand half a point behind leader Hikaru Nakamura of the United States, who also split points against former world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in his 12th round encounter.

With just one round remaining in the category-20 super tournament, Nakamura tops the leaderboard on 8.5 points while Anand is close behind on eight points.


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