Mexico City, Sep 19: Viswanathan Anand takes the sole lead, when he outplayed Russian Grandmaster Peter Svidler in the fifth round of the World Chess championship here.
The rest day that the players got yesterday seemed to have rejuvenated them as they came back, determined to show their best and win their games. Alas some have to loose also. The fifth Round saw heated battles on all the four boards.
The best game of the fifth round though, was fought between World no. 1 Viswanathan Anand and Russia's Peter Svidler. Anand playing with white, opened with his pet e4 and Svidler decided to continue the game on the Ruy Lopez Closed variations.
Right from the beginning both the players played their natural game. Though white looked better but the fifth ranked Russian moves made the game very complicated. It took Anand 39 moves to get out of the complicated positions and to come out victorious.
Anand spoke to UNI