Tata Steel Masters chess: Harikrishna accepts Giri’s draw-offer

P. Harikrishna accepted Anish Giri’s draw-offer in 26 moves in the fifth round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament at Wijk aan Zee, in the Netherlands.

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File Photo of P. Harikrishna.   -  File Photo ( Biel Chess)

P. Harikrishna accepted Anish Giri’s draw-offer in 26 moves in the fifth round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament at Wijk aan Zee, in the Netherlands, on Thursday.

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With one of the five overnight leaders, Sweden’s Nils Grandelius (3.5 points) beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to re-emerge as the only leader, Harikrishna, Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri and Fabiano Caruana (three each) shared the second spot.

Fifth-round results: Anish Giri (Ned, 3) drew with P. Harikrishna (3); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 3) drew with Alexander Donchenko (Ger, 1.5); Fabiano Caruana (USA, 3) drew with Andrey Esipenko (Rus, 2.5); Nils Grandelius (Swe, 3.5) bt Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 2);David Anton Guijar (Esp. 2) drew with Aryan Tari (Nor, 2); Alireza Firouzja (FIDE, 2.5) drew with Jorden van Foreest (Ned, 2.5); Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Pol, 2.5) drew with Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Pol, 2).
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