St. Louis Online chess: Harikrishna stuns Carlsen however later suffers 4 losses

Chennai, September 19

Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna pulled off a surprising win over world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway however suffered 4 losses later within the day to slide to general sixth place within the St Louis Rapid and Blitz on-line chess match.

Harikrishna defeated world primary Carlsen in spherical three of Blitz 1 in 63 strikes with white items. He additionally beat lower-rated American Jeffrey Xiong however save for the 2 wins, he had a forgettable day as he suffered 4 defeats, aside from three attracts.

His losses have been towards Americans Leinier Dominiguez and Wesley, Alexander Grischuk of Russia and Iranian prodigy Alireza Firouzja.

Harikrishna shares the sixth place with Armenian GM Levon Aronian with 3.5 factors after the 9 rounds of Blitz 1.

Carlsen, who had dropped to second place behind So on the finish of the Rapid occasion, leapt to the highest spot within the standings with 18.5 factors. He scored 6.5 factors within the Blitz 1 regardless of defeats by the hands of Harikrishna and Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.

The match concludes with the Blitz-2 afterward Saturday.

In every Blitz recreation, a win is value one level whereas a draw carries half a degree and a loss zero level. In every fast recreation, a win is value two factors whereas a draw carries one level.

The ten gamers are competing for a USD 250,000 prize fund in 9 fast video games and eighteen blitz video games over 5 days of play.

Standings after Blitz-1: 1. Magnus Carlsen (NOR) 18.5 factors, 2. Wesley So (USA) 18, 3. Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS) 15, 4. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) and Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 14.5, 6. P Harikrishna (IND) and Levon Aronian (ARM) 12.5, 8. Jeffery Xiong (USA) 11.5, 9. Leinier Dominiguez (USA) 9.5, 10. Alireza Firouzja (Iran) 8.5. PTI

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