Sasikiran draws again

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran's hunt for the elusive victory continued as he again drew with former World Junior champion Peter Acs of Hungary Marx Gyorgy

Sasikiran draws again

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Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran's hunt for the elusive victory continued as he again drew with former World Junior champion Peter Acs of Hungary in the fifth round of Marx Gyorgy Memorial Grandmasters chess tournament here. After his fourth draw in five games, Sasikiran inched to 2 points out of a possible five and remained on sole fourth spot following another all-drawn day in the category 15 tournament being played on a double round-robin basis between 6 players. With just five rounds remaining, 74-year-old Viktor Korchnoi of Switzerland hung on to his slender half-point lead after an eventful draw with GM Zoltan Almasi of Hungary. The Swiss took his tally to an admirable 4 points with the draw and Almasi remained in sole second spot on 3.5 points. Top seed Emil Sutovsky, who drew with Hungarian Ferenc Berkes, is next in line on 2.5 followed by Sasikiran. The last two spots are still shared by Berkes and Acs, both having 1.5 points now. The last round before the only rest day in the event did not lift many spirits amongst the players and Sasikiran was no exception. The Indian normally is a feared opponent especially with white but the draw with Acs was already the third one for him with what is regarded as the favourable colour in the game. Playing against King's Indian Sasikiran employed the Classical variation and obtained a better position with thematic manoeuvres. (PTI)



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