Lalith holds Adams; Praggnanandhaa draws with Short

The day saw seven leaders with three points after all seven Indian overnight leaders were engaged in drawn encounters.

A file photo of M.R. Lalith Babu. He drew with England’s Michael Adams in 30 moves at the ongoing Tradewise Gibraltar Masters.   -  Ranjeet Kumar

National champion M. R. Lalit Babu drew with England’s Michael Adams in 30 moves and the prodigious R. Praggnanandhaa dented the British pride further by proving equal to Nigel Short in 41 moves in the third round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters here on Thursday.

The day saw seven leaders with three points after all seven Indian overnight leaders were engaged in drawn encounters.

Third-round results (Involving Indians)

M. R. Lalit Babu (2.5) drew with Michael Adams (Eng, 2.5); Mariya Muzychuk (Ukr, 2.5) drew with S.P. Sethuraman (2.5); Swapnil Dhopade (2.5) drew with Romain Edouard (Fra, 2.5); Gabor Papp (Hun, 2.5) drew with Debashis Das (2.5); Shardul Gagare (2.5) drew with Rainer Buhmann (Ger, 2.5); Johan Saloman (Nor, 2.5) drew with S. L. Narayanan (2.5); M. R. Venkatesh (2.5) drew with Fernando Peralta (Arg, 2.5); R. Praggnanandhaa (2) drew with Nigel Short (Eng, 2.5); Daniel Cawdery (RSA, 2) drew with Abhijeet Gupta (2); Ralf Akesson (Swe, 2) drew with G. N. Gopal (2.5); Swayams Mishra (2.5) bt Alexander Donchenko (Ger, 1.5); Anna Muzychuk (Ukr, 2) drew with Harshit Raja (2); Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh (2) drew with Nihar Sarin (2); Nils-Gustaf Renman (Swe, 1) lost to P. Hari Krishna (2); Tamas Banusz (Hun, 2) bt Padmini Rout (1); Sandipan Chanda (2) bt Eric de Haan (Ned, 1); P. V. Nandhidhaa (1.5) drew with Bela Khotenashvili (Geo, 1.5); Gonzalez Alfonso Gonzalez (Esp, 1) lost to Prasanna Rao (2); Juan Antonio Villar Reymundo (Per, 1) lost to Prithu Gupta (2); Tejaswini Sagar (1.5) drew with Jonas Buhl Bjerre (Den, 1.5); Hemant Sharma (1.5) bt Alain Ranaivoharisoa (Mad, 0.5); Raunak Sadhwani (1.5) bt Alistair Compton (Nzl, 0.5) Nisha Mohota (1.5) bt Shalmali Gagare (0.5); Dev Shah (0.5) lost to Michal Lercel (Pol, 1.5); Mayank Pal (0.5) lost to Yauca Javier Longa (Per, 1.5); C.Sahajasri (1) bt Alan D. Gravett (Eng, 0).

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