Sao Paulo: Aiming for a win that has so far been elusive, world champion Viswanathan Anand will lock horns with an out-of-form Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fourth round of the fifth Final Masters here.
With the business end of the tournament at Bilbao still more than a week away, Anand will be hoping for a positive result against Karjakin which may help him reach closer to the top of the table before the big clash against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the fifth round.
After the fifth game, the players will take a break and the second half of the tournament will be played at Bilbao in Spain from October 8.
Things do not look too bright for Anand if the first three games are any indication. In the first round the World champion could do little against lowest ranked Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain and drew while in the second Armenian Levon Aronian took a draw without much ado....more
12:43 PM, Sep 28, 2012