‘No-Castling’ Chess: Viswanathan Anand held to attract by Vladimir Kramnik - rctim.com

‘No-Castling’ Chess: Viswanathan Anand held to attract by Vladimir Kramnik - rctim.com

Dortmund, July 18

Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by a combating Vladimir Kramnik within the third sport of their four-game No-Castling match for the Sparkassen Chess Trophy right here.

The Indian maestro led 2-1 after the 61-move draw and has the benefit going into the ultimate sport.

In an English Defence sport, Anand, enjoying white, received into an advantageous place and piled on the strain on the Russian in sport three late on Saturday. Kramnik, nonetheless, held agency to earn a hard-fought draw.

The duo will meet afterward Sunday within the fourth and remaining sport. Anand solely wants a draw to triumph.

The second sport between the 2 former World champions had resulted in a draw on Wednesday. The Indian had received the opening sport on Tuesday to leap into the lead.

The match is performed as a part of the “No-Castling” Chess devised by the Russian GM.

Castling is just not allowed on this format in an effort to make the sport extra attention-grabbing.

Castling is a particular transfer to guard the king and activate the rook. It’s the one time in chess a participant can transfer two items in a single transfer.

Anand had returned to over the board motion within the Croatia Grand Chess Tour match in Zagreb final week and completed second general (Fast and Blitz mixed). PTI


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