Harika draws, takes Koste­niuk to tie-breaker

Sunday Express - - SPORT -

KHANTY MANSIYSK: Grand­mas­ter D Harika set­tled for a sec­ond straight draw with for­mer cham­pion Alexan­dra Koste­niuk of Rus­sia to set up a tie-breaker against the same op­po­nent in the third round of the World Women’s Chess Cham­pi­onship on Satur­day. After the first game against the same op­po­nent ended in a draw, Harika was with black pieces in the sec­ond and she em­ployed a French de­fence and Koste­niuk did not have many an­swers.

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