Deepan Chakkravarthy

11. Deepan Chakkravarthy: Seeded 2; Rating 2465; Performance of 2451 against opponents with an average rating of 2276. A loss of three rating points.

THIS former Asian junior boys' champion was on the verge of being out of the qualifying race after drawing with V. Saravanan to reach 7.5 points from 11 rounds. But he produced two victories, over T. Purushothaman and B. T. Muralikrishna, to retain his place in the National `A'. Did not play to his potential but showed determination when required.