A 13-move draw with compatriot Alexie Fedorov noticed Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus keep his in a single day half-point lead after seven rounds of 18th Delhi Worldwide Open Grandmasters chess event right here on Tuesday.
The anticipated end result following repetition of strikes, a plot that helped the gamers sidestep the stipulation that forbids the gamers from agreeing to a draw earlier than black’s 30th transfer. Aleksandrov leads with seven factors.
Two-time champion Abhijeet Gupta defeated Himal Gusain to maneuver to the joint second spot.
M. Pranesh (6.5) continued his dream run by nailing Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev. Diptayan Ghosh additionally matched Pranesh’s tally by beating N. Lokesh.
Aleksandrov Aleksej (Blr, 7) drew with Alexei Fedorov (Blr, 6.5); Abhijeet Gupta (6.5) bt Himal Gusain (6); Vishnu Prasanna (5.5) misplaced to Jose Martinez Martinez Alantara (Per, 6.5); Ivan Rozum (Rus, 6) drew with Neelesh Saha (6); N. Lokesh (5.5) misplaced to Diptayan Ghosh (6.5); Adam Tukhaev (5.5) misplaced to M. Pranesh (6.5); Kirill Stupak (Blr, 6.5) bt Karthik Venkataraman (5.5); Farrukh Amonatov (Tjk, 5.5) drew with Hesham Abdelrahman (5.5); M. Karthikeyan (6) bt Marat Dzhumaev (Uzb, 5).