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Chennai Open: Aravindh Chithambaram on a roll, leads 8.5/10

FIDE Master V R Aravindh Chithambaram (8.5) scalped one more Grandmaster and moved into sole lead after the tenth round of the Chennai Grandmaster International Open Chess tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today.

World Youth 2012 Silver medalist Aravindh Chithambaram, who is on a roll, defeated GM Shyam Sundar today and has defeated four Grandmasters and two International Masters on way to his spectacular show. In second spot is Indian Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujrathi at 8.0 points.

IM Mozharov, who was sharing the lead yesterday, and Grandmasters Popov and Drazic missed today’s round due to illness.

Three more nine game International Master Norms were achieved today viz., Kathmale Sameer, S Ravi Teja and C R G Krishna.

FIDE Master Aravindh Chithambaram

FIDE Master Aravindh Chithambaram

Top round 10 results:
GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2582 – GM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2505 ½ – ½
GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2553 – IM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2508 + – -
GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2544 – FM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2335 0 – 1
GM Popov Ivan RUS 2652 – GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2508 – - +
GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2472 – GM Lalith Babu M.R. IND 2570 0 – 1
GM Borovikov Vladislav UKR 2558 – GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2471 1 – 0
IM Ravichandran Siddharth IND 2372 – GM Babujian Levon ARM 2510 ½ – ½
GM Papin Vasily RUS 2510 – IM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2454 ½ – ½
GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2519 – IM Swayams Mishra IND 2435 1 – 0
GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2568 – IM Baghdasaryan Vahe ARM 2393 1 – 0

The playing format of the tournament is 11-round Swiss and the total prize fund is 16,000 USD.

R R Vasudevan
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