Chandran stuns Alexandrov

Top seeded Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta scored a victory at the expense of T U Navin Kanna after two back-to-back draws. Gupta took his tally to three points in all from his four games.

After a shocking first round loss, former national champion B Adhiban scored his third victory on the trot defeating Dinesh Kumar Sharma. In an upset result, P Lokesh defeated International Master Tania Sachdev. In Group B, four players —Sushant Bannerjee, Gahain Santanu Borpatra, Bavan Kumar and Amir Aseem —share the lead after six rounds with 5.5 points apiece.

Category 'A' Results (Round-4) (Indian's otherwise specified) :- GM Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus (3) lost to GM P Magesh Chandran (3.5); GM Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan (3) drew with IM Ashwin Jayaram (3); GM Raset Ziatdinov of USA (2.5) lost to GM Lalith Babu M R (3.5); GM Lu Shangeli of China (3.5) beat IM Stany G A (2.5); IM Shyam Sundar (3) drew with IM Saptarshi Roy (3); IM Kuderinov Kirill (3.5) beat IM Vishnu Prasanna (2.5); Ram S Krishnan (3) drew with GM Murshed Niaz of Bangladesh (3); GM Sahaj Grover (3) drew with Narayanan S L (3); Karthikeyan Murali (3) drew with GM Henrik Teske (2.5); Navin Kanna T U (2) lost to GM Abhijeet Gupta (3); IM Dinesh Sharma (2) lost to GM Adhiban B (3); GM Abhijit Kunte (2.5) drew with FM Aravindh Chithambaram (2.5); Rakesh Kulkarni (2) lost to GM Vaibhav Suri (3); GM Czebe Attila of Hungary (2.5) drew with Phoobalan P (2.5); IM Swapnil Dhopade (3) beat WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty (2); GM Laxman (3) beat Rahul Sangma (2); Akshat Chandra (2) lost to IM Rathnakaran K (3); IM Vakhidov Jahongir (2) lost to IM Anup Deshmukh (3); Abhishek Kelkar (2) lost to IM Ankit R Rajpara (3); Wang Doudou (2) lost to FM Shardul Gagare (3).

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