Tata Steel Masters: Hari draws with Eljanov; Adhiban holds Aronian

P. Hari Krishna drew with overnight leader Ukraine’s Pavel Eljanov in the third round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament here on Monday.

The 42-move draw raised Hari’s tally to two points and kept him half-a-point behind Eljanov.   -  V. V. Subrahmanyam

P. Hari Krishna drew with overnight leader Ukraine’s Pavel Eljanov in the third round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament here on Monday.

The 42-move draw raised Hari’s tally to two points and kept him half-a-point behind Eljanov.

Earlier, B. Adhiban drew with Armenia’s Levon Aronian in 38 moves to reach one point.

The day also saw Wesley So, Wei Yi and Sergey Karjakin score their maiden victories to join Hari and Magnus Carlsen in the second spot.

The results:

Third round: Pavel Eljanov (Ukr, 2.5) drew with P. Hari Krishna (2); Dmitry Andreikin (Rus, 1.5) drew with Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 2); Wesley So (US, 2) bt Richard Rapport (Hun, 0.5); Wei Yi (Chn, 2) bt Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 1); Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 2) bt Loek van Wely (Ned, 0.5); Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Pol, 1) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 1.5); B. Adhiban (1) drew with Levon Aronian (Arm, 1.5).

Fourth-round pairings: Hari-Karjakin; Adhiban-Eljanov; Carlsen-Wei; Giri-Andreikin; Rapport Wojtaszek; Aronian-Nepomniachtchi; Wely-So.