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Hari ends 2nd

New Delhi: Grandmaster P. Harikrishna finished second in the Carlos Torre Memorial knockout chess tournament after losing to world no. 2 Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine 1-3 in the final in Mexico.

Harikrishna played impressively throughout the event and even beat Ivanchuk in one of the classical games before he was beaten in the tie-breaker.

Harikrishna started the event with a 1.5-0.5 victory over Gilberto Hernandez of Mexico and drew the second game with difficulty. In the second round, German GM Meier Georg was at the receiving end against the Indian.

In the semi-finals, Harikrishna defeated Jesus Nogueiras of Cuba winning the second game in impressive fashion to eventually win by a 0.5-1.5 margin.

“It was a tough tournament,” he said.

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