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Srinath emerges sole leader at Kolkata Open Chess Meet

36   //    21 May 2018, 21:17 IST

Kolkata, May 21 (PTI) Indian GM Srinath Narayanan grabbed sole lead after the penultimate round of the LIC 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here today.

Srinath won in just 10 moves after the local favourite Deep Sengupta arrived 90 seconds late at the top board and then made a costly mistake.

Top seed GM Nigel Short and GM Sandipan Chanda, who were the other leaders at the end of seventh round, settled for a draw in 34 moves.

Sandipan's all attempts to attack and gain advantage was thwarted by the former World Champion challenger and current candidate for FIDE Presidency, Englishman Short.

On third board, GM Ivan Rozum of Russia made a tactical error which GM Shyam Sundar capitalized by taking the f6 pawn on move no 26 and he got another pawn in 3 more moves which completely exposed his already weakened king. Shyam eventually went on to win the game in 63 moves.

GM Deepan Chakkravarthy defeated GM Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine in just 33 moves arising out of Sicilian Defence Keres attack

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