This great chess player played a draw match with Giri
This great chess player played a draw match with Giri

Eminent chess player Vishwanathan Anand played second draw in three games in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament by sharing points with Netherlands's Anish Giri. Anand was in a better position playing with white pieces.

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According to media reports, it was a surprise decision to accept Anand's offer of kernel draw in such a situation. Anand started with the pawn next to the king, on which Giri adopted the Berlin Defense. Anand started dominating with the ninth move and by the 12th move he reached a better position. Giri felt in the 21st move that it was becoming difficult for him to move forward and he offered a draw which Anand accepted.

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In the Challenger category, Surya Shekhar Ganguly drew with Nodirbek Abdusatarov of Uzbekistan and he is on joint lead with double digits. Nihal Sarin played a draw from Anton Simrov of Australia.

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