Harikrishna in joint lead after 3 rounds in rapid chessSeptember 17, 2020
Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna claimed a share of the top position with Armenian GM Levon Aronian after posting two wins and a draw in three rounds of the rapid competition in the St Louis Rapid and Blitz online chess tournament. The India No. 2 started with a win over US Grandmaster Leinier Dominiguez before settling for a draw with Iranian prodigy Alireza Firouzja. In the third round, Harikrishna pulled off a victory over experienced Russian Alexander Grischuk in 41 moves. World champion Magnus Carlsen was fifth with three points.