Geneva, Jul 10 (PTI) Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna played out a draw with table topper Teimour Radjabov in a fourth round encounter to remain in second position at the the Geneva FIDE Grand Prix, here.
The World No. 22 Indian, playing with black pieces, tried all the tricks up his sleeve but the Azerbaijani GM was at his defensive best and led the game towards neutral territory after one and a half hours.
“The game was pretty solid today as many pieces were exchanged in quick succession. But, unfortunately it just led to a draw,” the 31-year-old from Guntur said after his game.
After the end of four rounds, Harikrishna has won one and drawn three games to be on two and a half points. He will next take on Russian GM, Ian Nepomniachtchi.
“Ian is an interesting player and our game in Moscow was quite interesting and I emerged victorious in that one. I am hoping for a stellar game, the second-placed Indian said ahead of his clash.
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