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Anand draws again; slips to joint 3rd in Grenke

Anand draws again; slips to joint 3rd in Grenke
After missing out on what should have been a full point in the previous round against Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany, Anand played it safe with black by going for the Berlin defense and did not have to exert himself with black against Bacrot, who also appeared satisfied with a draw.

Naiditsch, however, went on to record the biggest upset in the tournament by defeating World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in a keenly contested game. The German moved to joint lead along with Fabiano Caruana of Italy, who accounted for an out-of-sort Levon Aronian of Armenia.

The other game of the eight-player round-robin tournament also ended decisively with Michael Adams of England scoring his first victory at the expense of German Grandmaster David Baramidze.

Naiditsch and Caruana took their tally to two points out of a possible three and are now followed by Anand, Barot, Carlsen and Adams on 1.5 points each. Aronian and Baramidze have an identical one point in their kitty with four rounds still remaining in the second super tournament of the year.
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