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Bilbao: Anand draws yet again

September 9, 2008

Viswanathan Anand was still looking for his first win as he drew his sixth round game at the Chess Grand Slam Final in Bilbao, Spain.

The world champion, who defends his world title next month, drew with Vassily Ivanchuk to register his fifth draw in six games. Anand has five points to young Norwegian Magnus Carlsen's 11 points from three wins and two draws and one loss.

Ivanchuk and Anand played a Slav defence which lasted 32 moves and with neither having a chance to strike, they drew in 32 moves.

Veselin Topalov, who beat Anand in the fifth round, has 10 points with two wins and four draws, follows Carlsen. Lev Aronian with two losses, is third with six points, and Anand, Teimour Radjabov and Ivanchuk have five points each.

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