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Anand draws with Svidler; joint second now

World champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Russian Peter Svidler but rose up to the joint second spot after the eighth and penultimate round of Alekhine Memorial Chess tournament here.

Anand outwits Fressinet; joint third now

Peaking at the right time, world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a facile victory against Laurent Fressinet of France to be joint third after the seventh round of the Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament.