Moscow: In a must-win situation to stay afloat in the biggest challenge of the year, five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand got the better of Sergey Karjakin of Russia and came into the lead after the 11th round of the Candidates Chess tournament.
In another match, Armenian Levon Aronian's lost to Peter Svidler of Russia. With three rounds still to come, Anand and Caruana are the two new leaders on 6.5 points apiece while Karjakin is now sole third on six points to his credit. Anish Giri of Holand, Svidler and Aronian are now on 5.5 points apiece hoping for a miracle to turn their fortunes around while HIkaru Nakamura of United States and Topalov will be hoping to finish well in the last four games.
Results round 11: V Anand (Ind, 6.5) beat Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 6); Anish Giri (Ned, 5.5) drew with Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 4.5); Peter Svidler (Rus, 5.5) beat Levon Aronian (Arm, 5.5); Veselin Topalov (Bul, 3.5) drew with Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 6.5)