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Five Indians share fourth spot

28 January, 2018 2:52 PM
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GIBRALTAR: Five victorious Indians — P. Hari Krishna, Shardul Gagare, Abhjijeet Gupta, Sandipan Chanda and S.L. Narayanan — moved into the joint fourth place at four points after five rounds of the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters chess tournament here on Saturday.

Third seed Hikaru Nakamura (USA) maintained his all-win record to lead with five points, half-a-point ahead of Mikhail Antipov (Russia) and David Howell (England).

Fifth round results (involving Indians): P. Hari Krishna (4) bt Sergey Grigoriants (Rus, 3); M.R. Lalit Babu (3) lost to Daniil Dubov (Rus, 4); Nils Grandelius (Swe, 3,5) drew with Debashis Das (3.5); Nino Batsiashvili (Geo, 4) bt S.P. Sethuraman (3); Romain Edouard (Fra, 3) lost to Shardul Gagare (4); Valentina Gunina (Rus, 3) lost to Abhijeet Gupta (4); Daniele Vocaturo (Ita, 4) bt Prasanna Rao (3); Valentin Dragnev (Aut, 3.5) drew with G.N. Gopal (3.5); M.R. Venkatesh (3.5) drew with Rainer Buhmann (Ger, 3.5); Sandipan Chanda (4) bt Irine Kharisma Sukandar (Ina, 3); Ariel Erenberg (Isr, 3) lost to S.L. Narayanan (4); Anna Mukzychuk (Ukr, 3.5) drew with Prithu Gupta (3.5); Swayams Mishra (3) drew with Jerez Jose Carlos Ibarra (Esp, 3); Swapnil Dhopade (3) drew with Lars Stark (Ger, 3); R. Praggnanandhaa (3) drew with Lilit Mkrtchian (Arm, 3); Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh (3.5) bt Erik Blomqvist (Swe, 2.5); Hemant Sharma (3) drew with Llamas Pablo Almagro (Esp, 3); Tejaswini Sagar (2.5) lost to Elisabeth Paehtz (Ger, 3.5); Raunak Sadhwani (2.5) drew with Nihal Sarin (2.5); Bilel Bellahcene (Fra, 2) lost to Padmini Rout (3); Nisha Mohota (2) lost to Jimenez Jose Fernando Cuenca (Esp, 3); Yauca Javier Longa (Per, 2.5) drew with Harshit Raja (2.5); C. Sahajasri (2) lost to Sarah Hoolt (Ger, 3); P.V. Nandhidhaa (2.5) bt Rotomi Dasaolu (Ngr, 1.5); Mourad Cherigui (Mar, 1.5) drew with Mayank Pal (1); Dev Shah (0.5) lost to Martyn Hamer (Eng, 1.5); Peter Mozelius (Swe, 0.5) lost to Shalmali Gagare (1.5).

Source: thehindu.com

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