Anand Draws Andreikin, Maintains Leads

anand53Anand Draws Andreikin, Maintains Leads
By Arvind Aaron

Former world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand drew Dmitry Andreikin of Russia in the fifth round of the FIDE World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament at Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia on March 18, 2014.

Anand leads with 3.5 points after five games after two wins and three draws. It is a 8-player double all-play-all. Nine rounds remain to be played.

Anand played the Ruy Lopez with the black pieces and Andreikin opted for the exchange variation. The players drew after 42 moves in a level rook ending.

Svidler jumped back to second spot with an endgame win over Topalov. It was Topalov’s first defeat.

The results (round five): P Svidler (Rus) 3 bt V Topalov (Bul) 2; V Kramnik (Rus) 3 drew with L Aronian (Arm) 3; D Andreikin (Rus) 1.5 drew with V Anand (Ind) 3.5; S Karjakin (Rus) 2 drew with S Mamedyarov (Aze) 2.


The moves:

GM Dmitry Andreikin-GM Viswanathan Anand
Round Five, Ruy Lopez, C65
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Be3 Bxe3 7. fxe3 Qe7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe1 Ne8 10. Qc3 f6 11. b4 Nd6 12. a4 Bd7 13. Nbd2 b6 14. a5 Kh8 15. Ra2 Rab8 16. axb6 axb6 17. Qa1 Nb7 18. Qc3 c5 19. bxc5 Nxc5 20. Ra7 Rfc8 21. Rfa1 b5 22. d4 exd4 23. exd4 Nxe4 24. Nxe4 Qxe4 25. Rxc7 Bf5 26. Raa7 h6 27. Qd2 Rxc7 28. Rxc7 Bg4 29. Rc3 b4 30. Re3 Qd5 31. h3 Bf5 32. Rb3 Qc4 33. Rb2 Be4 34. Kf2 Bxf3 35. Kxf3 Rb5 36. Qd3 Qxd3+ 37. cxd3 Kg8 38. d5 Kf7 39. Ke4 Ke7 40. Kd4 Kd6 41. Kc4 Rc5+ 42. Kd4 Rxd5+ 1/2-1/2