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Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna held world primary and world champion Magnus Carlsen within the fourth spherical of the preliminary stage of the Champions Chess Tour Airthings Masters on-line chess championship.
Both Harikrishna and Carlsen drew all their 4 video games on the opening day of the event as matches ended late on Saturday.
The recreation between Harikrishna and the Norwegian led to 24 strikes after the gamers repeated the strikes.
India quantity two and former world champion Viswanathan Anand had earlier drawn his video games with Maxim Vachier-Lagrave, Daniil Dubov and Spaniard David Anton Guijjaro. He is in eighth place with two factors.
Harikrishna will tackle Dutch GM Anish Giri within the fifth spherical adopted by video games towards Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Lev Aronian, Wesely So and Teimour Radjabov subsequently.
Carlsen was held to attracts by Aronian, So and Radjabov additionally.
Nakamura, Aronian, Dubov, Radjabov and So are within the lead with 2.5 factors after 4 spherical of the 12-player occasion.
The prime eight from the preliminary rounds qualify for the quarterfinals.
The 12-player event runs till January 3 and has a prize fund of $ 200,000 with the winner getting richer by $ 60,000.
In the preliminary stage, the gamers play one another as soon as over 11 rounds at fast chess, earlier than the highest 8 gamers go ahead to the knockout.
In the knockout stage, every match can be performed over two days, with 4 fast video games every day. If the match rating is 1:1 after the second day the gamers swap to 2 5+3 blitz video games adopted, if wanted, by Armageddon (sudden dying tie-break).