Harikrishna Gains One Elo In Norway 2016
By Arvind Aaron
Pentala Harikrishna started as the eighth seed and finished seventh in the Norway Chess Super Category Tournament in April 2016.
A second half defeat to former world champion Vladimir Kramnik pushed Harikrishna from plus one to equal score. Harikrishna gains one Elo from this 10-player Category 21 event. He scored 4.5/9 and tied for the sixth place.
Interestingly, in the second half, Aronian beat the world champion Magnus Carlsen to finish second with 5.5 points. Carlsen won the event winning four games and losing one to play at 2881. He is also gaining four Elo from this event.
This event offered Harikrishna an opportunity to compete with bigger stars. Born May 10, 1986 in Guntur, Harikrishna is at his all-time high Elo rating,
Final placings: 1 Magnus Carlsen (Nor) 6/9; 2 Levon Aroian (Arm) 5.5; 3-5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra), Veselin Topalov (Bul), Vladimir Kramnik (Rus) 5 each; 6-7. Li Chao (Chn), Pentala Harikrishna (Ind) 4.5 each; 8 Anish Giri (Ned) 4; 9 Pavel Eljanov (Ukr) 3; 10 Grandelius Nils (Swe) 2.5.