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Parimarjan opens account with draw

By The Assam Tribune

Biel (Switzerland) July 23 (PTI): Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi finally broke his point duck with a morale-boosting draw with leader Wesley So of Philippines in the fourth round of the Young Grandmasters tournament, a part of the 43rd Biel chess festival here.

Having lost the first three games, it was important for Parimarjan to stage a recovery of sorts and with five rounds still to come in the category-17 tournament the Indian can look up to an improved finish.

Meanwhile, Wesley remained on top of the tables inching himself up to three points out of a possible four on a day that produced just one decisive result.

After beating David Howell of England, Dmitry Andreikin of Russia joined compatriot Evgeny Tomashevsky and Fabiano Caruana of Italy in second spot on 2.5 points.

A pack of four - Anish Giri of Holland, top seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France, Maxim Rodshtein of Israel and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam � are now joint fifth on a fifty percent score.

David Howell stands sole ninth in the 10-players field while Parimarjan is still at the bottom with half point.

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