Gibraltar chess: Five Indians share fourth spot

Five Indians, including Shardul Gagare and S. L. Narayanan moved into the joint fourth place at four points at the end of the fifth round of the Gibraltar Masters on Sunday.

P. Hari Krishna, Shardul Gagare, Abhjijeet Gupta, Sandipan Chanda and S. L. Narayanan moved into the joint fourth place at the end of he fifth round on Sunday.   -  T. SINGARAVELOU

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).


 

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