Arjun Erigaisi suffered a uncommon loss however stayed within the lead, collectively along with his conqueror Hans Moke Niemann (USA), at two factors after three rounds of the Tepe Sigeman round-robin chess event at Malmo, Sweden, on Thursday.
For the second successive day, Arjun was concerned in the one decisive battle of the day.
The 68-move loss with black items got here after Arjun mishandled the middle-game and allowed his rival area benefit. Niemann didn’t let Arjun regain any floor and slowly ended his resistance with a nice mixture involving the rooks.
- Third spherical: Hans Moke Niemann (USA, 2) bt Arjun Erigaisi (2); Saleh Salem (USA, 1.5) drew with Alexei Shirov (Esp, 1); Nils Grandelius (Swe, 1.5) drew with David Navara (Cze, 1); Jorden van Foreest (Ned, 1.5) drew with Michael Adams (Eng, 1.5).
D. Gukesh survives
In the meantime, within the Chessables Sunway Worldwide at Punta Prima, Spain, D. Gukesh overcame some anxious moments to carry Shant Sargsyan (Armenia) within the seventh spherical.
The 56-move draw raised Gukesh’s tally to five.5 factors, similar as fellow in a single day joint leaders and Spanish compatriots Latasa Jaime Santos and Jimenez Jose Fernando Cuenca.
Okay. Sasikiran defeated Dutch Liam Vrolijik to succeed in 5 factors. Soham Das (4.5), the opposite Indian within the fray, additionally emerged victorious after going through Elliot Papadiamandis (France).