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Harika draws with Antoaneta

Harika draws with Antoaneta
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Harika, who played with black pieces against Bulgarian Grandmaster and former Women’s World Champion Stefanova Antoaneta, regained equality at an early stage of the game itself and held on to it to grab another half a point. 

Chengdu : Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli hung on to her lead at the top of the table with 5.5 points after the eighth round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix here on Sunday.

Harika, who played with black pieces against Bulgarian Grandmaster and former Women’s World Champion Stefanova Antoaneta, regained equality at an early stage of the game itself and held on to it to grab another half a point.

Both of us landed in unknown territory at the very start. But I stabilised quickly and started pushing for a win. My opponent decided to play it safe and repeated her moves to force a draw,” said Harika.The table did not see any changes on Sunday, with all six games ending in draws.

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