Viswanathan Anand kept pace with World champion Magnus Carlsen at 1.5-1.5 after three drawn encounters in the second round of the chess24 Legends of Chess on Wednesday.

In the fourth game, Anand plays with white pieces and needs a win to score an important triumph over Carlsen. On Tuesday, in the first round, a one-move blunder in the fourth game cost Anand the match against Peter Svidler 1.5-2.5.

Ian Nepomniachtchi stunned World No. 3 Ding Liren 2.5-0.5. The Russian drew the first game and then won the next two for a comprehensive 2.5-0.5 victory over Liren. A second win for the Russian ended in a second straight defeat for the Chinese.


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