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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russians Stay on Top

WIJK AAN ZEE, Netherlands -- Michael Adam's triumph over compatriot Nigel Short with the black pieces has taken the Englishman to a tie for fifth place at the Corus Chess Tournament with 4 1/2 points, after all six remaining eighth-round games ended deadlocked.

Russians Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik still lead the 13-round event with 5 1/2 points apiece.

Kasparov seemed to desire no more than a tame draw against Armenian Smbat Lputian, with just queens and six pawns each on the board when hostilities were called off after only 30moves.

And Indian Viswanathan Anand remains tied for second with Hungarian Peter Leko with five points after Anand split the point with Dutchman Loek van Wely and Leko held Kramnik.