Harikrishna, Ganguly lose

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

GMs Surya Shekhar Ganguly and P Harikrishna lost their respective 10th round games to slip further in the World Junior Chess Championship.

Harikrishna, Ganguly lose

Nakchivan, Azerbaijan:

Grandmasters Surya Shekhar Ganguly and P Harikrishna failed to hold their nerves in tense moments and lost their respective 10th round games to slip further in the World Junior Chess Championship. Top seed local star Shakhriyaz Mamedyarov strengthened his position at the top after beating Harikrishna. Mamedyarov took his tally to 8 points and maintained his slender half point lead over Sergei Azarov of Belarus, who outmanoeuvred Ganguly. Sergey Erenburg of Israel and Vitaly Bachin of Russia hold the joint third spot on 7 points each. Ganguly and Harikrishna slipped to joint fifth position along with Alexander Zubov of Ukraine, Azerbaijani duo of Vugar Gashimov and Kadir Guseinov, Levan Pantsulaia of Georgia and Dimitros Mastrovasislis of Greece on 6.5 points apiece. Three more rounds remain to be played in this prestigious championship. In the girls' section, the winning run of Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia was finally halted as she drew her eighth round game with Ekaterina Ubiennykh of Russia. India's Dronavalli Harika held on to her sole second position after drawing with Afag Khudaverdieva of Azerbaijan from a nearly lost position. (PTI)



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