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Ramnath Bhuvanesh is behind leaders in Chennai chess

Grandmaster Solodovnichenko Yuri And Bernadskiy Vitaly Shared The Lead With 4.0 Points After The Fourth Round Of The Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held Here Today.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Jan 2016, 06:20:24 PM


Grandmaster Solodovnichenko Yuri and Bernadskiy Vitaly shared the lead with 4.0 points after the fourth round of the Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament held here today.

Chennai-based International Master Ramnath Bhuvanesh, who led a large field of 12 players, remained half a point behind the leaders at 3.5 points including GMs Tukhaev Adam (Ukraine), Mozharov Mikhail, Popov Ivan, Grachev Boris (all Russia), Deepan Chakkravarthy J, Venkatesh M R (both India) respectively.

Double Grandmaster Norm holder Ramnath played a solid game in Sicilian Scheveningen variation holding GM Tukhaev Adam (Ukraine). The draw keeps Ramnath in hunt for his third and final GM Norm.

Round 4 Results (Indians unless specified) Shyaamnikhil P (3) lost to Solodovnichenko Yuri (Ukr) 4, Sivuk Vitaly (Ukr) 3.5 drew with Laxman R R (3.5), Ramnath Bhuvanesh R (3.5) drew with Tukhaev Adam (Ukr) 3.5, Bernadskiy Vitaly (Ukr) 4 bt Shailesh Dravid (3), Hemant Sharma (3) lost to Grachev Boris (Rus) 3.5, Popov Ivan (Rus) 3.5 bt Kunal M (2.5), Demchenko Anton (Rus) 3 drew with Ravi Teja S (3), Nitin S (2.5) lost to Mozharov Mikhail (Rus) 3.5, Belous Vladimir (Rus) 3.5 bt Kulkarni Rakesh (2.5), Ernst Sipke (Ned) 3 drew with Kulkarni Bhakti (3).

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First Published : 20 Jan 2016, 06:11:00 PM