Baden-Baden: World champion Viswanathan Anand missed out on a winning advantage and played out a draw with Daniel Fridman of Germany in the fourth round of the Grenke Chess Classic here.
With his fourth draw in as many games, Anand slipped to joint third spot in the six-player double round-robin tournament.
Italian Fabiano Caruana played yet another fine game to draw as black against Michael Adams of England while in another game, Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany accounted for compatriot Georg Meier.
With six rounds still to come in the category-19 event, Caruana stayed on top with three points out of a possible four and Naiditsch jumped to second spot a half point behind.
Fridman on two points shares the third spot with Anand while Adams is now on fifth spot on 1.5 points. Meier with one point in his kitty stands last.