Tirupathi (23 May 12): Overnight sole leader G Akash of Tamilnadu outwitted fifth seed International Master Swayms Mishra of Odisha to extend his lead to full point in the ongoing 50th National Challengers Chess Championship here on today.
Akash was a class act on Wednesday afternoon with his white pieces against Mishra in a Ruy Lopez game as he put enormous pressure with his Knight against his International Master rival in the end game to post an emphatic victory in 53 moves to take his tally to seven and half points.
Third seed Debashis Das signed the peace treaty with N Sanjay of Karnataka while sixth seed Diptayan Ghosh defeated Himal Gusain of Chandigarh and CRG Krishna of Andhra Pradesh got better off Atul Dahale of Maharashtra to share the second spot with six and half points.
Meanwhile top seed and defending champion Vikramaditya Kulkarni’s title defending hopes diminished further as he surrendered his eighth round match against seasoned International Master Sudhakar Babu of Indian Bank in just 23 moves.
Five more rounds remaining in this thirteen round Swiss System championship which will conclude on Monday.
Important Results Round 8: G Akash of Tamilnadu (7.5) beat IM Swayam Mishra of Odisha (5.5); Sanjay N of Karnataka (6) drew with IM Debashis Das of Odisha (6.5); FM Diptayan Ghosh of West Bengal (6.5) beat Himal Gusain of Chandigarh (5.5); Sohan Phadke of Maharahstra (6) drew with IM Dinesh Sharma of LIC (6); Shahikant Kutwal of Railways (6) drew with IM Murali Krishnan B T of Railways (6); Atul Dahale of Maharashtra (5.5) lost to Krishna CRG of Andhra Pradesh (6.5); IM Sudhakar Babu of Indian Bank (6) beat IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni of Railways (5); IM S Satyapragyan of Air India (5.5) drew with Anurag Mhamal of Goa (5.5); IM Karthikeyan P of PSPB (5.5) drew with IM Singh D P of Railways (5.5); S Ravi Teja of Andhra Pradesh (5.5) drew with IM Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury of Railways (5.5); IM Saptarshi Roy of Railways (6) beat IM Anup Deshmukh of LIC (5); Arvind Shastry of Karnataka (5.5) drew with IM Suvrajit Saha of Railways (5.5); Rajib Dhar of Assam (5.5) drew with IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh of Tamilnadu (5.5); Ram S Krishnan of Tamilnadu (5.5) drew with IM Praveen Kumar C of Railways (5.5); IM Atanu Lahiri of LIC (6) beat FM Sayantan Das of West Bengal (5); IM Rahul Sangma of Railways (5.5) drew with P Praveen Prasad of Andhra Pradesh (5.5); IM Prakash G B of Indian Bank (5.5) drew with Vikramjit Singh of Railways (5.5); Abhilash Reddy M L of Andhra Pradesh (5.5) drew with Arun Karthik R of Tamilnadu (5.5); FM Rajesh VAV of Tamilnadu (5) drew with Vignesh N R of Tamilnadu (5.5); IM P Konguvel of PSPB (5) drew with Pratik Patil of Maharahstra (5).
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News by Gopakumar Sudhakaran