Negi back in hunt
He is now within half-a-point of the leader and defending champion Sergei Zhigalko. Behind Zhigalko (5.5 points), there are three players including Negi at five.
Asian champion Negi, who is still unbeaten had drawn his last three games, won the seventh round against Georgia’s Sanikidze (2586) to keep his chances of grabbing the Baku title alive.
He now has five points with three wins and four draws and Zhigalko (2667), who beat Anton Korobov (2705), has 5.5 points.