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Harika settles for draw in Reykjavik Open

Agencies, Bengaluru

Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli eked out a hard fought draw against the higher rated Mustafa Yilmaz of Turkey at the Herpa Concert Hall in Iceland, in round eight of the Rejkjavik Open late on Tuesday night.

According to information reaching here, Harika, who had a good opportunity to break into the top five in the points table could not breach the Turkish Grand Master’s defence and with time running out both the players decided to call it a day and share the spoils. ‘’It was a very complicated game from the beginning. Even though I got into good positions, I took a lot more time than Mustafa and was down on time from the early stages,’’ Harika said.

She said she had managed to get into position with a pawn up at the end but left the king a little open. ‘’I offered a draw even though I was in a better position and my opponent agreed. I have no regrets as I played an interesting game,’’ she added.

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