Grandmaster Harika splits points with Bela in FIDE women’s GP

Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), Nov 26 (IANS) Indian grandmaster Harika Dronavalli picked up half a point, drawing her seventh round game against Khotenashvili Bela of Georgia in the elite FIDE Womens GP here on Saturday.

Playing black, Harika tried her best to wrest a victory but Bela put up a dogged fight till the end.

Bela found herself struggling against time but managed to hold her nerve to get a draw.

With six more rounds to go, Harika, who now has 3.5 points, will aim for a win in the next game against Javakhishvili Lela, currently the lowest ranked player in the tournament.

–IANS

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