No-Castling Chess: Viswanathan Anand held to draw by Vladimir Kramnik, all to play for in decider


Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by a combating Vladimir Kramnik in the third recreation 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 recreation.

In an English Defence recreation, Anand, taking part in white, received 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 in the fourth and last recreation. Anand solely wants a draw to triumph.

The second recreation between the 2 former World champions had ended in a draw on Wednesday. The Indian had gained the opening recreation on Tuesday to soar 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 in this format in an effort to make the sport extra attention-grabbing.

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

Anand had returned to over the board motion in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour event in Zagreb final week and completed second general


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