Yet another draw for Parimarjan in Biel Chess Festival

Biel (Switzerland), Jul 27: Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi continued to disappoint at the Young Grandmasters Tournament of the 43rd Biel Chess Festival here as the Indian drew his seventh round game against Dmitry Andrikin of Russia to lie at the bottom of the points table.

Negi played it safe yet again against a higher rated opponent and signed peace in just 28 moves.

After succumbing to three losses, Negi registered four consecutive draws in a row. But with only two points under his bag, the Indian is lying at the last spot along with David Howell of England with just two rounds to go in the category-17 event.

Italy's Fabiano Caruana continued to lead the table as all the five games of the day ended in draws, leaving the positions unchanged.

As a result of the draw melee, Caruan inched himself to 4.

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