Harikrishna Loses First Game at 4th NY International

The 4th annual NY International started with a major upset on board one, with top seed Harikrishna surprisingly losing his game to Alex Ostrovsky. The game was a tense Ruy Lopez, where white maintained the tension in the center and emerged from complications with a clear winning plan of pushing his central pawns.

Left, Harikrishna ponders his position.

Shabalov on board two won his first game as expected.