Indian GM P Harikrishna made the most out of his sixth round fixture against Vladimir Fedoseev to move half point close to the leader Magnus Carlsen at 4.5 points. The world champion on the other hand scored a draw against Wesley So to maintain his sole lead over other challengers.
Harikrishna win puts him on 9th spot at Qatar Masters Open
Before the sixth round, P Harikrishna was behind compatriots Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Vignesh NR. But his win in the sixth round ensured he moved close to the leader. The victory against came easy for the Indian as Fedoseev gave away his rooks cheaply and lost his attacking pieces putting Harikrishna in control of the game.
And soon Fedoseev resigned the game for Harikrishna to win the full point in the Qatar Masters Open sixth round. The Indian is next lined up with Swiercz Dariusz and if all goes well then P Harikrishna should come away with the full point.
GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly had perhaps the most difficult fixture for an Indian in the sixth round, going up against Dutch prodigy Anish Giri. Ganguly however managed to avoid losing to one of the world’s best and picked half a point to maintain his position at the tournament. On the other hand, youngster Vignesh too managed come out with a draw result against the top rated woman chess player Yifan Hou in the sixth round.