Indian Grandmaster B Adhiban held five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand to a creditable draw in the fourth round of Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament on Wednesday.
With two white wins and two draws with black, Anand is now sitting pretty on three points out of a possible four and the Indian seems poised is looking for his sixth victory in the tournament.
Anand’s co-leader after third round, Anish Giri played out an easy draw as white against top ranked Magnus Carlsen of Norway and the Dutchman remains in sole lead with the Indian star.
With nine rounds still go, Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan are the third spot on 2.5 points apiece.
The day belonged to Kramnik who put it across compatriot Peter Svidler in a mere 24 moves while Chinese sensation We Yei finally scored his first victory at the expense of Gawain Jones of England.
In the challengers section being held simultaneously, Vidit Gujrathi defeated compatriot D Harika in a keenly contested game and remained in joint lead with Anton Korobov of Ukraine on 3.5 points out of four games played thus far. Korobov defeated Olga Girya of Russia.