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Hari stays buried after another draw

Top seed P Harikrishna played out a draw against Swiss GM Viktor Korchnoi to remain at the bottom of the table after the second round...

Top seed P Harikrishna played out a draw against Swiss GM Viktor Korchnoi to remain at the bottom of the table after the second round of 5th Marx Gyorgy Memorial International Chess tournament here.

Having lost the first round game against Hungarian GM Peter Acs, Harikrishna had little to do with black pieces as immensely experienced Korchnoi, a former world championship finalist, could not make much impact with his white pieces.

Harikrishna fianchettoed his Bishop on the King side and routine exchanges led to a balanced queen and minor pieces endgame where neither player had any chances. The game lasted 45 moves.

The oldest participant at 77 years, Korchnoi, emerged as the sole leader after the second round on 1.5 points as the other two winners of the opening day bit the dust.

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Chinese sensation Hou Yifan made her presence felt with a finely crafted victory over Csaba Balogh of Hungary while another Hungarian Ferenc Berkes defeated Peter Acs. As things stand with eight rounds still to come in the category-14 double round robin tournament Korchnoi is followed by Yifan, Berkes, Balogh and Acs on 1 point each.

First published on: 08-08-2007 at 12:42:35 am
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