With 16 points after five rounds, Chess Gurukul is atop the points table. Desi Boys is in second spot with 14.5 points followed by Undercover Agents and Superkids, both with 14 points
Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa grabs joint second position after Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's withdrawal from Gibraltar Chess Festival
Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa grabbed the joint second position with six points after his opponent and top-seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov withdrew from the eighth round due to illness in the Masters category of the 18th Gibraltar Chess festival.
The second game against Yuri Gonzalez Vidal was where Harikrishna was in some trouble, but calculated admirably to get out of danger.
FIDE World Cup 2017: P Harikrishna bounces back in style to level score, Viswanathan Anand moves into Round 2
After the game, Harikrishna quickly moved out from the hall and went to his room. Interviews and questions could wait. He had a more important task to achieve – to win the tiebreaks on Tuesday.
Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna will be raring to go at the FIDE World Cup and book his berth in the 2018 Candidates tournament as he takes on Yuri Gonzalez Vidal of Cuba in his first-round game.
As the biggest chess festival of 2017 begins in Tbilisi, here’s a look at the seven Indians, including Anand, and their chances at the 128-player event.
World Team Chess Championship 2017: Vidit Gujrathi shows mettle, but India blunder in initial rounds
Gujrathi inched another step closer to becoming the fourth Indian to cross the 2700 Elo mark after Viswanathan Anand, Sasikiran and Harikrishna.