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Harikrishna holds Jakovenko


Geneva : Indian chess Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna played out a hard-fought draw against Dmitry Jakovenko of Russia in the final round of the FIDE Grand Prix here in Geneva.

The World No. 22, playing with white pieces, on Saturday started off on an aggressive note, determined to finish the tournament on a winning note but had to settle for a draw as the Russian had other plans.  The game went on for 115 moves.

Smashers lead Falcons 14-10

Chennai : Marcos Freitas was in fine fettle for Dabang Smashers TTC, winning two rubbers in the match against Falcons TTC on day four of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at Nehru Indoor Stadium. Smashers were ahead 14-11 when the reports last came in.