Airthings Masters Chess Championship: P Harikrishna slips to tenth place after loss, three attracts on Day 2

Chennai: Indian grandmaster P Harikrishna slipped to tenth place after notching only one win and three attracts on day two of the Champions Chess Tour Airthings Masters on-line chess championship.

World champion Magnus Carlsen bounced again to the highest.

Harikrishna, who drew on Matchday 1 on Saturday, misplaced within the fifth spherical to Dutch normal supervisor Anish Giri, then shared the honors within the different three matches on Sunday evening.

He drew with Alexander Grischuk and Hikaru Nakamura. Within the remaining lap of the day, Harikrishna had an opportunity to push for a win over Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi however settled for a draw.

The Indian quantity two now has 3.5 factors and has three extra matches to attempt to end within the high eight and advance to the knockout stage.

Harikrishna has matches towards Lev Aronian, Wesely So and Teimour Radjabov.

World No.1 Carlsen, who was scheduled to attract in all 4 of Day 1, rebounded with a victory over Daniil Dubov within the fifth spherical. He then drew within the different three matches (towards David Anton Guijjaro, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Anish Giri) to affix the leaders.

Six gamers – Dubov, Nakamura, Aronian, Carlsen, Radjabov and So – share the lead with 4.5 factors after eight rounds.

The primary eight of the preliminary rounds advance to the quarter-finals.

The 12-player match runs by way of January 3 and has a prize fund of $ 200,000, with the winner choosing up $ 60,000.

Within the preliminary part, gamers face one another as soon as in 11 fast chess rounds, earlier than the highest 8 gamers go to KO.

Within the knockout stage, every match can be performed over two days, with 4 fast matches every day. If the rating of the match is 1: 1 after the second day, gamers transfer on to 2 5 + 3 blitz matches adopted, if needed, by Armageddon (sudden demise tie-break).

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