February 17 2020
Anand held by David Howell
06 December 2011

World Champion Viswanathan Anand (two points) was held to a draw by David Howell of England in the third round of the London Chess Classic here on Tuesday. For the record, this was Anand's 11th draw in a row.

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway cruised past Hikaru Nakamura of United States and shot into sole lead with seven points from three rounds in the soccer-like scoring system in use here.

McShane in second spot

Luke McShane of England emerged second in the €1,60,000 prize money tournament following a fantastic victory over Adams. With his first victory in the event, McShane moved up to five points.

On a fascinating day for chess buffs, Levon Aronian of Armenia checkmated Nigel Short of England. The Armenian now shares the third spot along with Nakamura and Vladimir Kramnik on four points with six rounds remaining in the nine-player round-robin event.

The results: Third round: V. Anand (2) drew with David Howell (2); Michael Adams (2) lost to Luke McShane (5); Magnus Carlsen (7) bt Hikaru Nakamura (4); Levon Aronian (4) bt Nigel Short (0).



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