Harikrishna stuns Aronian to climb to top spot

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Jul 2017 08:57:56


INDIAN Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna dished out a stellar performance to beat world No. 4 Levon Aronian of Armenia in the sixth round to climb to the top of the leaderboard at the Geneva FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament. With this win, Harikrishna has taken a huge claim for a podium finish in the Candidates tournament.

World No. 22 Indian, playing with black pieces, started on a balanced note but capitalised as the top seeded Armenian slipped with a miscalculated move.