World Chess Championship: Anand draws seventh game to lead 5-2

October 24th, 2008 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS  

Bonn, October 23 (IANS) India’s Viswanathan Anand took a 37-move draw in the slav defence to maintain his dominance over Vladimir Kramnik in the 12-game World Chess Championship final here Thursday.Anand, who had white pieces, did try to go for his fourth win in 37 moves but had to settle for a draw.

The draw gives Anand a 5-2 lead with the Indian needing just 1.5 points from five games to retain his world title.

Anand has won the third, fifth and sixth games in the 12-game final.

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