Daily Current Affairs 2020 Chess: Koneru Humpy wins, D Harika suffers defeat in fifth round of Cairns Cup | Daily Current Affairs 2020

Chess: Koneru Humpy wins, D Harika suffers defeat in fifth round of Cairns Cup

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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.

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