Volokitin defeated Harikrishna in a marathon match. The players drew their first two rapid games. In the blitz playoff, Volokitin won the 3rd, Harikrishna won the 4th, Volokitin won the 5th, Harikrishna won the 6th. Volokitin finally won the final and desicive game 7 to advance to the semifinal.
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