Fourth successive draw for Harikrishna at Spice Cup Chess Tourney

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Lubbock (Texas), Sep 23 (UNI) India's talented Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna was engaged in a fourth straight draw as he was forced to split a point with American Vasuzhan Akobian in the Spice Cup International Invitational Chess tournament.

Harikrishna, the former World Junior Champion, now has two points from four rounds with all draws.

Germany's Leonid Kritz shares the lead with Victor Mikhalevski.

The players now take a break and will be engaged in a blitz tournament among the ten players on the off day.

It will be one of the highest rated invitational blitz tournaments ever held on US soil.

Results of fourth round: Onischuk beat Perelshteyn; Harikrishna drew with Akobian; Kaidanov lost to Mikhalevski; Kritz drew with Miton; Stefansson drew with Becerra.

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