Victory continues to elude Sasikiran

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he drew with Grandmaster Alexei Barsov of Uzbekistan in the fifth round of the Premier

Victory continues to elude Sasikiran

Hastings, England:

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he drew with Grandmaster Alexei Barsov of Uzbekistan in the fifth round of the Premier tournament of the 65th Hastings International Chess Congress. Grandmaster Luke McShane of England put up a sterling performance and crushed GM Peter Heine Nielsen of Denmark, whose lead was reduced to just half a point after the disaster. Nielsen, on 3.5 points, is followed by GM Keith Arkell of England, Barsov and GM Pentyala Harikrishna, who also drew his board today, with 3 points each, while Sasikiran, McShane and GM Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine are close behind with 2.5 points apiece. (PTI)

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