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Anand held again in Rd 2

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand did not capitalise on his chances and misplayed a better endgame to settle for a draw with Arkadij Naiditsch of hosts Germany in the second round of Grenke Chess Classic.

The draw with white pieces might prove costly for Anand especially because the position was clear better. This was second straight draw for the Indian ace in as many games after splitting the point with world number two Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the opener.

Meanwhile, world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway showed no mercy as he beat Michael Adams of England. The Norwegian shot in to sole lead on 1.5 points following the victory as the other two games in the eight-player round-robin tournament also ended in draws.
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