Long interesting game today against reigning World Champion V.Anand. I got a playable position from the Ruy Lopez opening and continued to make gradual progress to get a winning position close to the second time control. He defended stubbornly, and I missed my chance and let him off the hook early in the 7th hour after which it ended in a draw after perpetual checks by black.
Topalov beat Bacrot in another complicated game where the latter blundered in a good position in ensuing time trouble.
Gashimov . Wang Yue drew but only after a long hard fight.
With three rounds to go I.m one point ahead of Anand and Bacrot.
Tomorrow I.m black against tail-ender Wang Yue.
Magnus Carlsen, Nanjing, October 27th, 2010