ST LOUIS (USA), Sep 1: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand did not have a change in fortunes as he played out his sixth draw in a row, signing peace with tournament leader Levon Aronian of Armenia in the eighth and penultimate round of the Sinquefield Cup chess meet.
Having lost two and drawn six, Anand is certain to lose some rating points even if he wins his last round game against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway. A victory however, will give the Indian ace a much needed boost as his standing in the tournament as well as in the tour will get better.
For the first time, the round did not produce a single decisive games with all games ending peacefully. Carlsen was the closest to victory against American Hikaru Nakamura but the Norwegian has been struggling with his form tremendously in the last few games. � PTI