Harika wins in Round 4 at Isle of Man chess meet

Douglas (Isle of Man), Oct 5 (IANS) Harika Dronavalli has beaten Germany’s Thomas Paehtz in the fourth round of the Isle of Man International chess tournament.

The Indian Grandmaster now has 2.5 points with two wins, one draw and one loss in this elite tournament that has almost all the top players in the world in the fray, according to a release.

“It was a complex game,” said Harika after her victory here on Tuesday, clearly sounding happy to return to winning ways.

“But I turned it in my favour. I am happy with the way it turned out,” she added.

Harika next faces Scotland’s GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant in the fifth round.

Grant comes into the clash with 2.5 points herself.

She drew with Germany’s GM Jan-Christian Schroeder in the fourth round.



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