Harikrishna finishes sixth

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

World Junior Champion Grandmaster P Harikrishna finished sixth following a draw with tail-ender Lenier Dominguez of Cuba in the ninth and final round.

Harikrishna finishes sixth

Dos Hermanas:

World Junior Champion Grandmaster P Harikrishna finished sixth, following a draw with Cuban Lenier Dominguez in the final round of the category-16 Dos Hermanas International Chess tournament. Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan won the title in the category-16 Dos Hermanas International Chess tournament. Radjabov settled for a quick draw with Russian Oleg Korneev and annexed the crown and Euros 6000 following some favourable results in the final round game tallying 5.5 points out of a possible 9. Close shaveHe was a half point clear of nearest contenders Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Georgia, Ruben Felgaer of Argentina and Russians Alexey Dreev and Alexander Rustemov who finished in a tie for second spot. Harikrishna tied for the sixth spot along with Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine while Miguel Illescas Cordoba of Spain, Korneev and Dominguez finished tied eighth on 3.5 points apiece. The biennial event was played on a double round-robin basis between 10 players. At the end of the event, Harikrishna slightly bettered his expected score of 4.41 which was enough to maintain the ELO rating. However, the spate of draws right till the end of the event did not come in handy for the Indian who was looking forward to add a few important Elo points to his present rating. For the records, Harikrishna drew seven games out of nine, scored his lone victory over Cordoba and suffered one defeat at the hands of Ruben Felgaer. (PTI)



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