Negi, in the following months he lost points and is currently at 2638. “It has been disappointing since the World Chess Olympiad. I have been struggling in the second half of the season. In some tournaments, I was unable to convert a winning situation while in some, especially in China, I simply collapsed," the 19-year-old explains.
Does the fact that the other five in the event are higher rated, bother him? “Ratings have never intimidated me. I usually play better against higher ranked players,” he says confidently.