World Junior Chess: Praggnanandhaa in joint second spot

With most of the top-10 boards ending in draws, there was no change in the fortunes of the leading Indians.

R. Praggnanandhaa retained his joint second spot with 5.5 points at the World Chess Junior Championships in Tarvisio on Tuesday.   -  T. SINGARAVELOU

With most of the top-10 boards ending in draws, there was no change in the fortunes of the leading Indians with R. Praggnanandhaa retaining his joint second spot with 5.5 points after seven rounds of the World junior chess championship here on Monday.

Seventh round results (Indians unless stated):

Open: Kirill Alekseenko (Rus, 5.5) drew with R. Pragnanandhaa (5.5); Aryan Gholami (Iri, 5 drew with M. Karthikeyan (5); Aravindh Chithambaram (5) drew with Liu Yan (Chn, 5); Shardul Gagare (5) drew with Manuel Petrosyan (Arm, 5); Harsha Bharathakoti (3.5) lost to Jorden van Foreest (Ned, 4.5); S. L. Narayanan (4) drew with Martin Petrov (Fid, 4); Vaibhav Suri (4.5) bt Vincent Keymer (Ger, 3.5); Kumar Gaurav (3) lost to Pablo Ismael Acosta (Arg, 4); Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh (3) lost to Teodor Holtman (Svk, 4); Sidhant Mohapatra (3.5) drew with Peng Hongchi (Chn, 3.5); Krishna Teja (4) bt Felix Tuomainen (Swe, 3); Raunak Sadhwani (3.5) bt Henry Li (Irl, 2.5); Andrej Sukovic (Mne, 3.5) bt Tarini Goyal (2.5)

Girls: Aakanksha Hagawane (5) drew with R. Vaishali (5); Polina Shuvalova (4.5) bt Pratyusha Bodda (3.5); Arpita Mukherjee (4) drew with Monika Rozman (Slo, 4); K. Priyanka (4.5) bt Siranush Ghukasyan (Arm, 3.5); Mariami Choladze (Geo, 3.5) drew with M. Mahalakshmi (3.5); Parnali Dharia (4) bt Mariana Sofia Silva (Por, 3); Bernal Julia Dennia Fiqueroa (Chi, 2.5) lost to G. Lasya (3.5); Saina Salonika (3) bt Ingrid Greibrokk (Nor, 2); Francois Marie Magpily (Phi, 2) lost to Rutumbara Bidhar (3)