Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand helped Indian men hold second seeds Russia to a draw in the sixth round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad at Batumi, Georgia on Sunday. 

Anand came up with a brilliant counter-attack to hold Ian Nepomniachtchi to a draw on the top board.

While the Russians had figured their chances on the top board, P Harikrishna held mighty Vladimir Kramnik to a draw on the second board while Vidit Gujrathi and B Adhiban drew with Nikita Vituigov and Dmitry Jakovenko on the last two boards to restore parity.

The Indian women settled for a draw against sole leaders United States. While Koneru Humpy and Tania Sachdev won their respective games, D Harika and Eesha Karavade suffered defeats to let USA remain in joint lead. 

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