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Karpov Poikovsky International Chess: Vidit Gujrathi finishes a commendable third; Dmitry Jakovenko wins title
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Karpov Poikovsky International Chess: Vidit Gujrathi finishes a commendable third; Dmitry Jakovenko wins title

With his draw in the final round, Vidit finished third at the event behind the title winner Dmitry Jakovenko and Ian Nepomniachtchi & Boris Gelfand who shared the second place. Considering that this was Vidit’s first big closed event, this was a commendable result by the young lad

Karpov Poikovsky International Chess: Vidit Gujrathi's chances of winning title diminish after four successive draws
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Karpov Poikovsky International Chess: Vidit Gujrathi's chances of winning title diminish after four successive draws

Vidit is now a point and a half behind the current tournament leader, Jakovenko. With just two more rounds to go, Vidit's chances of making it to the top do not seem realistic.

Karpov Poikovsky International Chess: India's only representative Vidit Gujrathi joint-second in Siberian event
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Karpov Poikovsky International Chess: India's only representative Vidit Gujrathi joint-second in Siberian event

This is the first time that Vidit has been invited to be a part of such a strong closed event. If he performs well here, this might attract him invites to more such closed events.

Mallorca Grand Prix: Dmitry Jakovenko clinches title; P Harikrishna's decent run ends with draw
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Mallorca Grand Prix: Dmitry Jakovenko clinches title; P Harikrishna's decent run ends with draw

In a field as strong as this, where Harikrishna was the ninth seed, his performance was quite a decent one. He remained unbeaten against a field that included some of the best in the world.

Geneva Grand Prix: P Harikrishna's joint-third finish applaudable despite Candidates qualification fix
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Geneva Grand Prix: P Harikrishna's joint-third finish applaudable despite Candidates qualification fix

P Harikrishna finished joint third in the Geneva Grand Prix after agreeing to concede a draw on the 115th move in his Round 9 game against Dmitry Jakovenko.

Geneva Grand Prix, Round 3: P Harikrishna fails to capitalise on Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's errors in drawn game
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Geneva Grand Prix, Round 3: P Harikrishna fails to capitalise on Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's errors in drawn game

With P Harikrishna having only a couple of minutes in hand for six moves, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov number one sought the opportunity to offer a draw, which the former accepted.

Geneva Grand Prix Round 2: Mamedyarov wins in just 20 moves; Michael Adams holds Harikrishna to a draw
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Geneva Grand Prix Round 2: Mamedyarov wins in just 20 moves; Michael Adams holds Harikrishna to a draw

India’s Pentala Harikrishna had the white pieces against the British number one, Michael Adams. Adams has been one of the best players in the world since quite a while and Hari seemed to appreciate this.