Indian Chess News: SP Sethuram beats Vladislav Borovikov to Lead 2nd Hyderabad Chess Open after 6 Rounds
The Hyderabad Chess International Open tournament began right after the Anand, Carlsen World Chess Championship concluded. Here are some updates from the chess tournament from our friend at Indian Chess News.
Sethuraman, playing White on Friday afternoon, beat Ukrainian Grandmaster's Sicilian Najdorf variation with a middlegame onslaught lasting 60 moves. The Indian Grandmaster now has 5.5 points from six rounds for sole lead.
Top seed Russian Grandmaster Ivan Popov and Georgian Grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia are in joint second place after six rounds with five points each. Playing black side of Meran system, Popov defeated Grandmaster Alon Greenfeld of Israel in 32 moves while Pantsulaia applied Symmetrical variation of English opening to beat Armenian Grandmaster Levon Babujian in 40 moves on the third board.
Continuing his fine run in the event, Andhra youngster Dhulipala Bala Chandra Prasad defeated International Master Ravichandran Siddharth in the sixth round game.
The seventh round of the 11-round tournament will be played on Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Category B event which is being held simultaneously, 14 players including third seed Varun V of Andhra Pradesh are sharing the lead after the end of third round matches with perfect score.
In the third round Varun defeated Shaon Chowdhury of West Bengal while top seed Lokesh N suffered a minor setback in the third round as he forced to split the point with lower seeded Ameya Audi of Goa.
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