Harikrishna maintains lead in Marx Gyorgy Memorial International chess tournament
01.08.06: Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna maintained sole lead in the third Marx Gyorgy Memorial International chess tournament at College of Paks, Hungary. For Harikrishna, it was an easy draw with Hungarian GM Ferenc Berkes in the fourth round of the tournament that retained his lead . Harikrishna is the second Indian to be a part of this popular tournament after Krishnan Sasikiran who finished third in the last year's event.
It was a day when two games provided results, and Harikrishna's match was the only one that ended in a draw. Even though defending champion Zoltan Almasi of Hungary came back to winning ways along with Ukrainian Zahar Efimenko, the Indian remained atop the tables with 3 points after four games. With six rounds to go in the category-15 double round robin event, both Efimenko and Almasi trail Harikrishna on 2.5 points while Wang Yue of China, who was comprehensively beaten by Almasi in the fourth round, and Berkes are joint fourth with two points apiece.