Round five photos, courtesy of Delhi Chess Association
Krishnan Sasikiran scored a third successive win and in the process avenged his recent loss at the hands of Parimarjan Negi in the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Championships that is now halfway through.
In another game, Women’s World champion Hou Yifan got her first points through a draw against Filipino Wesley So in 52 moves. A little later the third game between Fabiano Caruana and Viktor Laznicka, which began in the Caro-Kann Advanced Variation, also ended in a draw in 59 moves. It was the first time a round had produced two draws. Full round five report.
Caruana and Laznicka waiting to start the match
Mrs. Archna Agrawal inaugurating the fifth round proceedings
Hou Yifan and Wesley So
Tournament Director & President Commonwealth Chess Association Mr. Bharat Singh celebrating his 51st Birthday by cutting the cake with players, officials and spectators