Abu Dhabi: GM Pentyala Harikrishna worked his way up to the joint second spot with an excellent technical win over IM Sergey Kasparov of Belarus in the third round of the masters section of Abu Dhabi chess festival.
GM Jobava Baadur of Georgia shot into sole lead after crushing IM Sergey Kayumov of Uzbekistan. The Georgian took his tally to an enviable 3 points from as many games.
GMs Smbat Lputian of Armenia, the Kazakh duo of Pavel Kotsur and Evgeny Vladimirov, Ghaem Maghami of Iran, Valeri Neverov of Uzbekistan, Dizdar Goran of Croatia, Vasily Yemelin of Russia, Harikrishna and Tejas Bakre shared the second spot on 2.5 points each. (PTI)