Bharat Subramaniyam now shares the top spot with Azerbaijan GM Rauf Mamedov, who was held to a draw by India's S P Sethuraman. Both Subramniyam and Mamedov have 3.5 points.
With five players ending up with five points, the two best players with tie-break scores faced off in a blitz to decide the champion. The 16-year old Alireza Firouzja of Iran showed his abilities, winning both the games to capture the title.
Humpy, the Indian no.1, took on Krush in a Nimzo-Indian game and could not force a result as the American held on in 52 moves. Harika with white pieces, was up against Yip who appeared to be regaining her form after a poor start and the two signed the peace treaty after 43 moves.
In the Vidit Gujrathi-Sam Shankland match, the Indian cashed in on his opponent's only mistake and proceeded to win in 32 moves, continuing his dominance over the American.
Koneru Humpy, after suffering defeat in the second round, returned to winning ways with a superb victory against overnight leader Nana Dzagnidze with black pieces on Tuesday.
Anand raised expectations of an improved finish by beating Alireza Firouza in the 11th round but following two back-to-back draws thereafter, the Indian ace finished on a 50 percent score.
As it happened in the game, the players reached a fairly level position after the opening and the draw was not a problem for Dubov. With 4.5 points, the Indian ace is at number 10 in standings.
GB Harshavardhan brought down the experienced Mikheil Mchedlishvili in 43 moves on the third board of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament.
Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defences of Jeffery Xiong of United States to score his first victory in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament that moved to the iconic Eindhoven Soccer Stadium for a day.
Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen drew with Jorden Van Foreest, registering his 111th game without losing, surpassing a 15-year-old record made by Russian-turned-Dutch Sergei Tiviakov.
After a healthy start, Viswanathan Anand faltered on the 22nd turn when another piece sacrifice would have sealed a draw against Wesley So, who then capitalised on it and sealed the victory three moves later.
Koneru Humpy capped off 2019 in a stunning fashion by winning the world title, after making a comeback to the sport this year after starting a family.
While Koneru Humpy was crowned the world women's rapid champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen claimed the men's title in the space of a few minutes at the same venue in Moscow.
Vishwanathan Anand recalled the 1998 remark of Anatoly Karpov in his newly-released autography -- 'Mind Master - Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life'.
Viswanathan Anand who turned 50 on Wednesday, said competition among the world's elite has become really tough and few players have been able to hold on to their positions.
Magnus Carlsen finished the tournament with a whopping 27 points and broke his own record in the Grand Chess tour, bettering his 26.5 points scored at Abidjan, Ivory Coast earlier this year.
Viswanathan Anand missed the Grand Chess Tour Finals by just 1.5 points, getting eliminated after managing just one point in the last five games of the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz tournament that concluded on Tuesday.
While Magnus Carlsen regained top spot in Rapid Chess, Vishwanathan Anand finished with a disappointing seventh, making him miss the qualification berth for the upcoming Grand Chess Tour finals.
Reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen continued his dominating run as he took his lead to an almost unassailable five points. The Norwegian is virtually assured of the title despite a whole day and many games to come.