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Gelfand holds Anand

World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Boris Gelfand of Israel in the third round of Zurich Chess Challenge here today.

For the third day running, Anand strove for an active position and got the complexities he was looking for and Gelfand had to fight really hard to thwart the Indian ace his first victory in the tournament.

In the other game of the day, Fabiano Caruana of Italy played out a draw with former world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia leaving the deadlock to continue for the third day running. While there has not been any decisive games yet in the four-players double round-robin tournament, there have been ample excitement for the followers.

With just three rounds to come, all the four players share the lead with 1.5 points each and the second half will continue after a rest day.
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