Mumbai International chess tournament: Minh beats Visakh, takes over at the top

The win helped the Vietnamese move to 6.5 points, one point clear.

Vietnamese GM Tran Tuan Minh (r) defeated India's IM Visakh Nat the EKA-IIFL Mumbai International chess tournament.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Grandmaster Tran Tuan Minh emerged the sole leader after a victory over Indian challenger IM Visakh on the top board in a seventh round game of the EKA-IIFL Investment Managers fourth Mumbai International chess tournament at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade.

The win helped the Vietnamese move to 6.5 points, one point clear.

The results (seventh round): Visakh 5.5 lost to Tran Tuan Minh (Vie) 6.5; Sandipan Chanda 5 drew with Al. Muthaiah 5.5; Ziaur Rahman (Ban) 5.5 bt Rishi Sardana (Aus) 5; D. Gukesh 5.5 bt Aleksej Aleksandrov (Blr) 4.5; Maxim Lugovskoy (Rus) 4.5 lost to Ivan Rozum (Rus) 5.5; Deepan Chakkravarthy 4.5 drew with V. Rajesh 4.5; Masoud Mosadeghpour (Iri) 5 bt K. Ratnakaran 4.Saptarshi Roy 4.5 drew with Parab Ritviz 4.5; Mohammad Fahad Rahman (Ban) 4 lost to Radoslaw Gajek (Aut) 5; Rahul Sangma 4 lost to Ankit R. Rajpara 5.