Viswanathan Anand was held to a attract a recreation of No-Casting chess by Vladimir Kramnik.© AFP
Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by a preventing Vladimir Kramnik within the third recreation of his four-game No-Castling match for the Sparkassen Chess Trophy. The Indian maestro led 2-1 after the 61-move draw and has the benefit going into the ultimate recreation. In an English Defense recreation, Anand, taking part in white, obtained into an advantageous place and piled on the stress on the Russian in recreation three late on Saturday. Kramnik, nevertheless, held agency to earn a hard-fought draw. The duo will meet afterward Sunday within the fourth and last recreation. Anand solely wants a draw to triumph.
The second recreation between the 2 former World champions had led to a draw on Wednesday. The Indian had won the opening game on Tuesday to leap into the lead.
The match is performed as a part of the “No-Castling” Chess devised by the Russian GM. Casting shouldn’t be 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 event in Zagreb final week and completed second total (Rapid and Blitz mixed).
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