Harikrishna shocked by Oparin

Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 12:26 IST | PTI

Grandmaster P Harikrishna suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Grigoriy Oparin of Russia in the seventh round of Gibraltar Masters now underway here

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Grandmaster P Harikrishna suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Grigoriy Oparin of Russia in the seventh round of Gibraltar Masters now underway here. After a sedate start with two draws and a fine comeback, Harikrishna was off-form in the seventh round and lost two pawns before Oparin capped his performance with a queen sacrifice.

Harikrishna remained on 4.5 points after the debacle and now needs three victories in the last three rounds in order to have some chances in this richest open tournament of the world.Meanwhile, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta continued with his impressive performance and drew with David Navara of Czech Republic.

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