National Rapid Chess Championship: Anwesh, Saravanna lead

In another match, Kaustav Chatterjee defeated former World junior champion Woman Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan.

Grandmaster Deep Sengupta lost to Aronyak Ghosh in the sixth round of the championship. (Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

International Master Anwesh Upadhyay and P. Saravanna Krishnan led with 6.5 points each after the seventh round of the National rapid chess championship here on Wednesday.

Grandmaster Deep Sengupta lost to Aronyak Ghosh in the sixth round, while GM Neelotpal Das split points with Ghosh in the seventh.

Giant killer Kaustav Chatterjee defeated former World junior champion Woman Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan in the sixth round, while youngster Kaustuv Kundu beat GM Sriram Jha in the fifth round.