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Chithambaram holds Cheparinov in Abu Dhabi Masters

Press Trust of India  |  Abu Dhabi 

Grandmaster Aravindh Chithambaram continued his fine form and played out a draw with of in the fourth round of Masters here today.

On a day when the going got a little tough for the huge Indian contingent, Chithambaram kept his cool after a Scotch opening game turned volatile in the middle game.

The Chennai-based had to find some precise counterplay with his coming under attack but precise calculation backed by a good defensive technique helped Chithambaram keep Cheparinov's pieces at bay.

Grandmaster Debashish Das also did well to hold of England wherein the former solved the problems in his true style.

Das also moved to three points out of a possible four with Chithambaram while five rounds still remain in one of the strongest open of

of emerged as the sole leader disposing of Playing black, Dubov, who is tipped to be the next 'big-player' from stayed calm and struck when the opportunity presented.

With Dubov in front, as many as 10 players follow him a half point behind and then there are as many as 23 players on three points apiece.

Some Indian Grandmasters had a real hard beginning of the only double-round day in the event.

Highest-rated Indian Abhijeet Gupta could not find his form yet again and lost to unheralded Vietnamese Nguyen

Gupta went for his usual Grunfeld and obtained a decent position but the ensuing middle game witnessed some bad decisions by the Indian that led to loss of another point.

M R Lalith Babu went down to of while Firouza Alireza of proved better than

On the brighter side, D Gukesh came up with a sterling effort to hold compatriot to a creditable draw.

Important and Indian results round 4 (Indians unless stated): (Egy, 3.5) drew with (Hun, 3.5); Kravtsiv Martyn (Ukr, 3.5) drew with (Chn, 3.5); Vocaturo Daniele (Ita, 3) lost to Dubov Daniil (Rus, 4); (Bul, 3) drew with Aravindh Chithambaram (3); (Eng, 3) drew with Debashis Das (3); (Iri, 3.5) beat (2.5); M Shyam Sundar (2.5) lost to A R (Uae, 3.5); Adly Ahmed (Egy, 3.5) beat V (2.5); Le Quang Liem (Vie, 3) beat Soumya Swaminathan (2.5); Sjugirov Sanan (Rus, 2.5) drew with N R Vignesh (2.5); P Iniyan (2.5) drew with Parligras Mircea-Emilian (Rou, 2.5); Nguyen (Vie, 3) beat Abhijeet (Gupta (2); D Gukesh (2.5) drew with (2.5); Mads Andersen(Swe, 3) beat Sundararajan Kidambi (2); S L Narayanan (3) beat Gunay Mammadzada (Aze, 2); Firouzja Alireza (Iri, 3) beat Raunak Sadhwani (2); Ikeda Junta (Ina, 2) lost to (3); (Phi, 3) beat M R Lalith Babu (2); (2) lost to Erigaisi Arjun (3); Dinara Saduakassova (Kaz, 2.5) drew with (2.5); Chinmay Kulkarni (2) lost to Sindarov Javokhir (Uzb, 3); Swapnil S. Dhopade (3) beat Suyog Wagh (2); Alinasab Mobina (Iri, 2) lost to (3).

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 20:25 IST
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