India’s Grand Master Harika Dronavalli picked up half a point more, drawing her seventh round game as well in the elite FIDE Women’s Grand Prix on Saturday.
Playing black, Harika tried her best to wrest a victory but Khotenashvili Bela of Georgia put up a dogged fight till the end. Bela found herself struggling against time but managed to hold her nerves to get a draw.
Harika now has 3.5 points which puts her in the joint 7th position. In the next round she will play white against Georgian chess professional Javakhishvili Lela, who is currently the lowest ranked player in the tournament.
Harika will aim for a win in the next game to set herself up for a good finish, with six more rounds to go.