With any other spectacular efficiency, Okay. Sasikiran held Global No. 10 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in 30 strikes to achieve 5 issues from seven rounds of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss chess event at Riga, Latvia, on Wednesday.
Taking part in white, Sasikiran gave not anything away and the avid gamers drew following a three-fold repetition of strikes. Sasikiran’s subsequent spherical rival Alireza Firouzja (5.5 issues) regained his half-point lead after beating Evgeniy Najer.
P. Harikrishna joined Nihal Sarin at 4.5 issues after defeating Russia’s Maksim Chigaev. Sarin drew with Armenia’s Gabriel Sargissian. R. Praggnanandhaa battled arduous to flee with a draw towards Russia’s Peter Svidler whilst Arjun Erigaisi scored his 2d win in 3 rounds.
A few of the ladies, D. Harika drew for the fourth immediately spherical. Vantika Agarwal and Divya Deshmukh posted victories on decrease forums.
Open: Okay. Sasikiran (5) drew with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 5); Gabriel Sargissian (Arm, 4.5) drew with Nihal Sarin (4.5); P. Harikrishna (4.5) bt Maksim Chigaev (Rus, 3.5); Raunak Sadhwani (3.5) misplaced to Alexandr Predke (Rus, 4.5); Peter Svidler (Rus, 3) drew with R. Praggnanandhaa (3.5); Mihail Antipov (Rus, 3) drew with D. Gukesh (3); Surya Shekhar Ganguly (3) drew with Nijat Abasov (Aze, 3); Arjun Erigaisi (3.5) bt Vadim Zvjaginsev (Rus, 2.5); B. Adhiban (2.5) drew with Kiril Georgiev (Mkd, 2.5); Shamiddin Vokhidov (Uzb, 2.5) drew with S. P. Sethuraman (2.5).
Ladies: Jolanta Zawadzka (Pol, 4.5) drew with D. Harika (4.5); Monika Socko (Pol, 3.5) drew with R. Vaishali (3.5); Vantika Agarwal (4) bt Carolina Lujan (Arg, 2.5); Padmini Rout (2) misplaced to Karina Cyfka (Pol, 3); Jovanka Houska (Eng, 2) misplaced to Divya Deshmukh (3).