Humpy splits point with top seed

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

Koneru Humpy draws with top seed Jozsef Horvath of Hungary in the fourth round of the First Saturday GM Chess tournament in Budapest.

Budapest:

Coming out of her initial blues, junior world champion Koneru Humpy drew with top seed Jozsef Horvath of Hungary in the fourth round of the First Saturday GM Chess tournament in the Hungarian capital Budapest. Playing with remarkable grit, Humpy, who struck form after losing the first two games, accepted the offer to split the point with the top rated Hungarian Grand Master who has an ELO rating of 2551. The 14-year ninth standard girl, who is aspiring for a third GM norm in this category IX 13-round tournament, will take on Hungarian International Master Albert Bokros in the fifth round. Third seeded Yugoslov GM Zlatko Ilincic leads the table with 3.5 points after the fourth round while second seed Ferenc Berkes, Attila Czebe (both Hungary) and Andreas Schenk (Germany) were joint second with 2.5 points each. Humpy has 1.5 points from four games. (PTI)

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