Vidit moves up in Asian Chess Championship

Vidit Gujrathi moved into the joint third place at the end of the seventh round of Asian chess championship at Chengdu, China, with five points.

Vidit Gujrathi moved into the joint third place at the end of the seventh round of Asian chess championship at Chengdu, China.   -  THE HINDU

Vidit Gujrathi moved into the joint third place at the end of the seventh round of Asian chess championship at Chengdu, China, with five points. Two other Indians, S.P. Sethuraman and B. Adhiban, are also on five.

With just two rounds left, two Chinese players, Wang Ho and Bu Xiangzhi, are on top of the table, with 5.5 points each. On 4.5 are four Indians —Aravindh Chithambaram, Deep Sengupta, Karthikeyan Murali and Surya Shekhar Ganguly.

In the women’s event, R. Vaishali is in the second position, with 5.5 points from seven rounds, along with Gulishkan Nakhbayeva of Kazakstan. Vietnam’s Vo Thi Kim Phung is in the lead, with six points.

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