Aravindh in second spot

India’s Aravindh Chithambaram was in the second spot at the end of the fifth round of the Asian chess championship at Chengdu, China, with four points.

India’s Aravindh Chithambaram was in the second spot at the end of the fifth round of the Asian chess championship at Chengdu, China, with four points.   -  THE HINDU

India’s Aravindh Chithambaram was in the second spot at the end of the fifth round of the Asian chess championship at Chengdu, China, with four points. The 15th seed was trailing the sole leader Wang Ho, the sixth seed from the host country, by half-a-point.

With four rounds remaining, Deep Sengupta and Surya Shekhar Ganguly were on 3.5 points, placed seventh and eighth respectively. Seventh seed B. Adhiban and Karthikeyan Murali were also on 3.5, lying 11th and 12th respectively.

In the women’s event, R. Vaishali was in the third place, with 4.5 points. Two players from Vietnam — Vo Thi Kim Phung (5.5) and Pham Le Thao Nguyen (5) — were ahead of her.

Mary Ann Gomes (4) was placed sixth and Padmini Rout (4) 12th.

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