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Delhi Worldwide Open: Karthik Venkataraman holds M. R. Lalith Babu

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Nationwide champion Arjun Erigaisi and Russia’s Pavel Ponkratov, the highest two seeds, scored necessary seventh-round victories to be among the many seven leaders within the Delhi Worldwide Open chess event right here on Saturday.

Whilst the 2 in a single day leaders M. R. Lalith Babu and Karthik Venkataraman drew their top-board conflict in 38 strikes, the triumphant brigade of Arjun, Ponkratov, D. Gukesh, Ortik Nigmatov and Harsha Bharathakoti additionally reached six factors to type the main brigade.

REPORT – SIXTH ROUND

Arjun foiled P. Shyamnikhil’s designs of gaining any decisive benefit for the sacrificed knight in 30 strikes. Ponkratov wriggled out of hassle, because of a thirty fifth transfer blunder by Adham Fawzy, to win in 51 strikes.

Gukesh posted his fifth successive win after forcing Iran’s Arash Tahbaz right into a checkmating web in 44 strikes. Nigmatov dominated Arjun Kalyan in 60 strikes and Harsha punished a preventing Srija Seshadri for a late error in 54 strikes.

Necessary outcomes, seventh spherical (Indians until acknowledged)

  • M. R. Lalith Babu (6) drew with Karthik Venkataraman (6);
  • P. Shyamnikhil (5) misplaced to Arjun Erigaisi (6);
  • Pavel Ponkratov (Rus, 6) bt Adham Fawzy (Egy, 5);
  • Neuris Delgado Ramirez (Par, 5.5) drew with Azer Mirzoev (Aze, 5.5);
  • Syed Kian Poormosavi (Iri, 5.5) drew with S. P. Sethuraman (5.5);
  • D. Gukesh (6) bt Arash Tahbaz (Iri, 5);
  • P. Iniyan (5.5) drew with N. R. Vignesh (5.5);
  • Ortik Nigmatov (Uzb, 6) bt Arjun Kalyan (5);
  • Harsha Bharathakoti (6) bt Srija Seshadri (5);
  • Orimi Mahdi Gholami (Iri, 5) misplaced to Abhijeet Gupta (5.5).

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