Harikrishna slips with 2 losses; Carlsen bounces again, data three victories

Chennai, September 17

Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna slipped to fifth spot from a share of lead after a win-less day on the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz on-line chess event, the place he misplaced to Ian Nepomniachtchi and world primary Magnus Carlsen.

Harikrishna, who shared the lead with Lev Aronian after three rounds, misplaced the fourth spherical of the Rapid occasion to Nepomniachtchi, then drew with Armenian Aronian earlier than dropping the sixth to Carlsen.

Meanwhile, Carlsen bounced again after a beneath par opening day to file three victories and jumped to sole lead with 9 factors.

The Norwegian outplayed the India No. 2 in 31 strikes to wrap up a profitable day on which he additionally defeated Aronian and Leinier Dominiguez (USA).

Harikrishna held Aronian to a attract 58 strikes after a 45-move defeat by the hands of the Russian.

Harikrishna now faces Americans Jeffery Xiong, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So within the final three rounds.

In every fast sport, a win is value two factors whereas a draw fetches a participant one 1 level.

The ten gamers are competing for a USD 2,50,000 prize fund in 9 fast video games and eighteen blitz video games over 5 days of play.

The event hosted by US-based St Louis Chess Club concludes on September 19. PTI

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