International Master Nitin Senthilvel continued his fine run, posting a seventh straight win to lead the field after the seventh round of the 13th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2022 here Thursday. A hard-fought 99-move win on the top board against B Vignesh has put Nitin on 7 points, a full point ahead with three rounds remaining. In second place behind Nitin are top-seeded GM Boris Savchenko (Russia) and IM LR Srihari with six points. Savchenko was held to a draw by Belarus GM Alexei Fedorov while Srihari defeated Jubin Jimmy. In the upset of the day, International Master Srijit Paul (Elo 2399) lost to lower-rated Daakshin Arun (Elo 1927) overlooking a sacrifice resulting in a check-mate. It also happened to be Srijit’s second loss in a row to a lower rated player. In other matches, Samriddhaa Ghosh (Elo 1838) got the better of Grandmaster Ziatdinov Raset of USA. Results: Round 7 (Indians unless specified): S Nitin (7) beat B Vignesh (5.5), Alexei Fedorov (Belarus) 5.5 drew with Boris Savchenko (Russia) 6, Abdyjapar Asyl (Kyrgyzstan) 5.5 drew with Tran Tuan Minh (Vietnam) ) 5.5, P Konguvel (5.5) drew with Aronyak Ghosh (5.5), P Saravana Krishnan (5.5) drew with J Deepan Chakkravarthy (5.5), Ajay Karthikeyan (5.5) drew with Baghdasaryan Vahe (Armenia) 5.5, Jubin Jimmy (5) lost to LR Srihari (6), Kirill Stupak (Belarus) 5.5 beat Harshit Pawar (4.5), Srijit Paul (4.5) lost to Daakshin Arun (5.5), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam) 5.5 beat Arpith S Bijoy (4.5), S Prasanna (5.5) beat Harsh Suresh (4.5), KG Chaithanyaa (4.5) lost to NB Hari Madhavan (5.5). Round 6: Baghdasaryan Vahe 5 lost to Nitin 6, Savchenko 5.5 beat Stupak 4.5, Tran Tuan Minh (Vietnam) 5 drew with Fedorov 5, Vignesh (5.5) beat Srijit Paul (4.5), Abdyjapar Asyl 5 drew with Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam) ) 4.5, Aronyak Ghosh (5.0) beat BT Murali Krishnan 4, Deepan Chakkravarthy 5 beat Sonwani Yashpal Singh 4, Ziatdinov Raset (USA) 4.5 drew with Gusain Himal (4.5), Harshit Pawar (4.5) drew with VAV Rajesh (4.5). Read all the Latest News , Breaking News , watch Top Videos and Live TV here.
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