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.
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.
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.