Harikrishna wins title

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:54 IST

A thrilling draw in the 11th and final round gave P Harikrishna the title in the second Sanjin Hotel Cup Grandmasters Chess tournament.

Taiyuan:

A thrilling draw in the 11th and final round gave world junior champion P Harikrishna the title in the second Sanjin Hotel Cup Grandmasters Chess tournament. Harikrishna, who had a half point lead over Russian champion Alexander Motylev going into the last round, settled for peace with Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine. With Chinese GM Bu Xiangzhi handing Motylev a stunning defeat, the draw was enough for the Indian to clinch the crown in the category-15 event. Harikrishna scored 8.5 points in all with seven victories, four draws and a lone loss against Motylev who finished second with 7.5 points. The third place was shared by Chinese duo of Wang Yue and Bu Xiangzhi with both scoring an identical 6.5 points apiece. Ni Hua of China finished fifth on 6 points while Karjakin was next in standing list along with Tgran Petrosian of Armenia on 5.5 points. (PTI)

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