India's Dronavalli Harika defeated former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk within the third spherical of Cairns Cup chess after 57 strikes. In this match of ten gamers, Koneru Hampi performed a attract 22 strikes with present world champion Xu Wenjun of China.
Harika is collectively in second place with Maria M of Ukraine and Katrina Lagno of Russia with two factors after three rounds. Hampi is joint third with 1.5 factors. In the fourth spherical, Harika will face Irina Crush of America whereas Hampi will face Lago.