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Thursday, December 18, 2014

India National Chess R11: Sethuraman in Lead

Hello chess blog friends, Indian national chess championship now has S.P. Sethuraman in sole lead after 11 rounds after he drew with Vidit Gujrathi in Kottayam, India. He leads by 1/2 a point. 

Sethuraman leads with 7.5, and is followed by Deep Sengupta and Sahaj Grover on seven points. In fourth place is Vidit Gujrathi on 6.5 points. All four of them have won world age group titles but not yet the Indian national chess championship.

The absence of big stars like Ganguly and Sasikiran has allowed the next generation of stars to play and win the most prestigious National Premier.

The results (round eleven): Sahaj Grover (Rly) 7 drew with P Shyam Nikil (TN) 4.5; R.R. Laxman (Rly) 3.5 bt J Deepan Chakkravarthy (Rly) 4.5; Swayams Mishra (Odi) 4 drew with V.A.V. Rajesh (TN) 2.5; S.P. Sethuraman (PSPB) 7.5 drew with Vidit Gujrathi (PSPB) 6.5; Deep Sengupta (PSPB) 7 bt Abhijit Kunte (PSPB) 4.5; P.D.S.Girinath (Rly) 2.5 drew with M.R. Lalith Babu (PSPB) 6; P Karthikeyan (Rly) 6 – bye. (Update via All-India Chess Federation website)

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