Harikrishna finishes 2nd at Biel Chess Festival

Chennai, July 20

Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna completed second within the fast part of the 53rd Biel International Chess Festival in Switzerland.

The World No. 26 scored 10 factors, two lower than Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland, who completed on high, late on Sunday.

German teenager Vincent Keymer additionally had 10 factors, however he needed to accept third place as his tie-breaker rating was inferior to that of Harikrishna. England’s veteran Michael Adams completed fourth with eight factors.

Earlier, the Indian GM had completed on high within the ACCENTUS Chess960 match, with 5.5 factors.

Harikrishna (Elo 2690) remained unbeaten by means of the seven rounds.

The match continues on Tuesday with the classical occasion.

The Biel Chess Festival, the primary main occasion to be performed over the board amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is being organised by adhering to all well being protocols.

At the chessboard, the space is elevated by having two tables between the gamers. All items, boards and chess clocks are cleaned after every sport. Also, spectators usually are not allowed on the venue. PTI

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