Worldwide Grasp Nitin Senthilvel of India is in joint lead with Armenian GM Vahe Baghdasaryan with 5 factors after the fifth spherical of the thirteenth Chennai Open Worldwide Grandmaster Chess Event 2022 right here on Wednesday.
Half a degree behind the leaders with 4.5 factors are GMs Boris Savchenko (Russia), the top-seed, Tran Tuan Minh (Vietnam), Alexei Federov and Kirill Stupak (each Belarus) other than IM Srijit Paul (India), IM Abdyjapar Asyl (Kyrgyzstan) and B Vignesh.
Chennai lad Vignesh continued his tremendous run with a win over Grandmaster R R Laxman within the fifth spherical in the present day. Along with his third successive GM opponent Vignesh has logged in 2.5/3 having defeated GM Nguyen Van Huy (Vietnam) and drawn with GM Fedorov Alexei (Belarus) within the earlier two rounds.
The sector for the 275-player 10-round Swiss match contains 11 Grandmasters and 14 Worldwide Masters amongst 36 titled gamers. The match carries a complete prize cash of Rs 15 lakh.
Outcomes: Spherical 5 (Indians until specified) : Srijit Paul (4.5) drew with Boris Savchenko (Russia) 4.5, Kirill Stupak (Belarus) 4.5 drew with Abdyjapar Asyl (Kyrgyzstan) 4.5, Nitin S (5) beat Jubin Jimmy (4), Baghdasaryan Vahe (Armenia) 5 beat L R Srihari (4), Alexei Federov (4.5) beat Ravichandran Siddharth (3.5), Aaryan Varshney (3.5) misplaced to Tran Tuan Minh (Vietnam) 4.5, Murali Krishnan B T (4.0) drew with Deepan Chakkravarthy J (4), Harshit Pawar (4) drew with Ajay Karthikeyan (4), Rajesh V A V (4.0) drew with P Saravana Krishnan (4), R R Laxman 3 misplaced to B Vignesh (4.5), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam) 4 beat Jani Kushal R 3.