Moscow, May 15: World champion Viswanathan Anand played his fourth draw in the world chess champion against Boris Gelfand of Israel as the deadlock continued in the prestigious contest, here today.
Playing black for the second time in the match, Anand continued his faith in the Slav defense and yet again did not have much difficulty equalising.
It was a continuation of discussion in the second game of the match wherein Anand had gone for a fifth move surprise and yet again the World champion went for it, emphasising that it was not an opening gamble he had gone for in his first game as black.
The fact that Anand went for something new that has obviously been home-cooked a long time and that Gelfand could not find any way to break is a good sign for the defending champion but as Anand himself mentioned, “I cant tell you much about what was around unless I have a deeper look at it.”
The five-time champion was referring to a question in the post match conference when he was if Gelfand could have done better.
As it happened in the game, there were some striking similarities to the second game if one looked at the material balance as Gelfand found a way to win a pawn and it seemed secured for sometime.
However, in the last game when Anand had played, he was close to attaining the decisive edge, something that Gelfand could only hope for without coming really closer to it any time.