With one round left to play in Madrid, Viswanathan Anand is a point ahead of Peter Svidler. The two leaders meet in the last round. Scores: Anand 6; Svidler 5; Leko and San Segundo 41/2; Krasenkov, Adams and Illescas 4, Yermolinsky 31/2; Belyavsky 21/2; Granda Zuniga 2.

Anand's eighth round win came in a typically incisive game. With more space from the opening, he closed the Q-side and was preparing a K-side advance when, in the diagram position, Granda Zuniga tried to muddy the waters with 26...Rd5!?

Most players would have gleefully grabbed the rook with 27.Bxd5, or played 27.Qf3 and taken the rook next move. Anand, however, gave up one pawn with 27.h4, to ensure that Black's queen could not recapture on d5, then another with 29.g5 to make sure that his rooks had open lines. Result: a cruching attack. At the end 39...Rf8 40.Rxg7+ Qxg7 41.Rg3 wins comfortably for White.

White: Viswanathan Anand

Black: Julio Granda Zuniga

1 d4 Nf6 21 c5 Rfd8

2 c4 e6 22 b4 Rd7

3 Nf3 b6 23 Ra3 Qd8

4 g3 Ba6 24 Rdd3 Be7

5 b3 d5 25 Qd1 Bf8

6 Bg2 Bb4+ 26 g4 Rd5

7 Bd2 Bd6 27 h4 Qxh4

8 Nc3 c6 28 Bxd5 cxd5

9 0-0 0-0 29 g5 Qxg5+

10 e4 Nxe4 30 Rg3 Qf5

11 Nxe4 dxe4 31 Raf3 Qh7

12 Ng5 Be7 32 Qe2 g5

13 Nxe4 Nd7 33 Bf6 Qb1+

14 Bf4 Nf6 34 Kh2 Qe4

15 Qc2 Rc8 35 Qd2 Bg7

16 Rfd1 h6 36 Bxg5 hxg5

17 a4 Nxe4 37 Qxg5 Qh7+

18 Bxe4 Bf6 38 Kg2 Re8

19 Be5 Qe7 39 Qf6 resigns

20 a5 b5

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