Indian players had mixed fortunes in the fifth round of the Cairns Cup Chess at St Louis in the United States with Koneru Humpy posting a win and D Harika suffering a defeat.
World rapid champion, Humpy returned to winning ways with a superb victory against overnight leader Nana Dzagnidze with black pieces yesterday.
Humpy is on three points after five rounds, half a point behind the leaders — Wenjun Ju and Alexandra Kosteniuk.
Harika was beaten by Valentina Gunina in a Sicilian Closed game in 38 moves. It was Harika’s first defeat in the 10-player tournament.
Source: News On Air