RTU Open Chess: Six Indians, including Praggnanandhaa, in second spot

R. Praggnanandhaa beat Sergey Pavlov, while Arjun Erigiasi drew with Nihal Sarin.

R. Praggnanandhaa beat Sergey Pavlov on Thursday.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Six Indians - Nihal Sarin, S. L. Naryananan, R. Praggnanandhaa, Arjun Erigaisi, D. Gukesh and N. R. Visakh - were
among those in the second spot at 3.5 points behind Armenia’s Aram Hakobyan (4) after four rounds of the RTU Open chess tournament in Riga, Latvia, on Wednesday.

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Leading results (involving Indians):

Fourth round: Arjun Erigiasi (3.5) drew with Nihal Sarin (3.5); Paulius Pultinevicius (Ltu, 3.5) drew with S. L. Narayanan (3.5); Aram Hakobyan (Arm, 4) bt Abhimanyu Puranik (3); Aravindh Chithambaram (3) drew with Arjun Kalyan (3); R. Praggnanandhaa (3.5) bt Sergey Pavlov (Ukr, 2.5); D. Gukesh (3.5) bt Benjamin Haldorsen (Nor, 2.5); Kristaps Kretainis (Lat, 2.5) lost to N. R. Visakh (3.5)

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