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Moscow chess: GM Harikrishna goes down fighting to Gelfland

May 19, 2017 18:23 IST

Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna went down fighting to Greek GM Boris Gelfland in the sixth round of the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix at the DI Telegraph in Moscow.

P Haririshna Coming into the day at the back of a splendid win and a day's rest, the World No. 16 Indian, playing with black pieces, could not maintain his momentum and despite giving a tough fight in a game that lasted for 52 moves, failed to avert his second loss of the campaign.

With three more rounds to go, Harikrishna is currently placed 16th on the leaderboard with a total of 2.5 points in his kitty.

The Hyderabadi will now take on the ninth placed Evgeny Tomashevsky of Russia.

IMAGE: Pentala Harikrishna
 
Photograph: Saimedia/Twitter

 

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