Aravindh Chithambaram on a roll, leads 8.5/10

DSC_0008Aravindh Chithambaram on a roll, leads 8.5/10
By R R Vasudevan

FIDE Master V R Aravindh Chithambaram (8.5) scalped one more Grandmaster and moved into soled lead after the tenth round of the Chennai Grandmaster International Open Chess tournament held in celebration of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today.

World Youth 2012 Silver medalist Aravindh Chithambaram, who is on a roll, defeated GM Shyam Sundar today and has defeated four Grandmasters and two International Masters on way to his spectacular show. In second spot is Indian Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujrathi at 8.0 points.

Three more nine game International Master Norms were achieved today viz., Kathmale Sameer, S Ravi Teja and C R G Krishna.

Important Results (Round 10) : (Indians unless specified) :

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 8 drew Vishnu Prasanna V 7.5, Shyam Sundar M 6.5 lost to Aravindh Chithambaram V R 8.5, Hayrapetyan Hovik (ARM) 6 lost to Lalith Babu M.R 7, Borovikov Vladislav (UKR) 7 bt Deepan Chakkravarthy J 6, Ravichandran Siddharth 6.5 drew with Babujian Levon (ARM) 6.5, Papin Vasily (RUS) 6.5 drew with Swapnil S.Dhopade 6.5, Mirzoev Azer (AZE) 6.5 bt Swayams Mishra 6,Ter-Sahakyan Samvel (ARM) 6.5 bt Baghdasaryan Vahe (ARM) 5.5