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Harika plays draw in round four of chess meet

IANS  |  Malmo (Sweden) 

Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli overcame a strong challenge from the table topper GM Baadur Jobava to play out a draw in the fourth round of TePe Sigeman & Co. Chess tournament here.

The World No.10 Indian, playing with black pieces on Saturday, had to be at her defensive best to avoid conceding the game.

"I started the game quite well but played a miscalculated move which gave away my opponent the edge," Harika said after the match.

"I got into a good position in the dying moments of the game but couldn't convert and we settled for a draw," Harika added.

With just one round left and three crucial draws and one loss to her name, Harika still remains in contention of winning the tournament owing to her courageous performances in the last four rounds.

She will now take on English Grand Master Nigel Short in her last game of the tournament later on Sunday.

--IANS

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