Harika registers third win at Rejkjavik Open

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Apr 2017 09:19:28

Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli continued her good run at the Reykjavik Open, getting past Martin P Burrows of England in round four game at the Herpa Concert Hall Reykjavik . With three wins and one draw in four outings, the World No.11 Indian has amassed a total of 3.5 points.

Playing in white pieces, Harika approached the game with a different strategy to catch her opponent who has a lower ranking, off-guard from the early stages and capitalized on her opponent’s errors to wrap the three-hour long tie in 30 moves late last night. “I had chosen a side line from the opening stages of the game which my opponent was not aware of. This strategy baffled him and he started playing over the board,” Harika said after the game.