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Lalith Babu shares lead

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By R.R.Vasudevan

Grandmaster M R Lalith Babu of India defeated GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel of Armenia and moved into shared lead with 4.5 points, after the fifth 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.

Sharing the lead at 4.5 points along with Lalith Babu were GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (India) and IM Mozharov Mikhail (Russia) among others.

GM Popov Ivan – IM Karthikeyan Murali

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 Nf6 7.O-O Nc6 8.Be3 Bb4 9.Na4 Be7 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Nb6 Rb8 12.Nxc8 Qxc8 13.Bd4 O-O 14.e5 Nd5 15.b3 Nf4 16.Bf3 f6 17.Qd2 Ng6 18.exf6 Bxf6 19.Bxf6 Rxf6 20.Be4 Nf4 21.g3 d5 22.Bf3 Ng6 23.Bg2 Qc7 24.c4 Rbf8 25.cxd5 exd5 26.f4 Qb6 27.Qf2 d4 28.Rac1 Ne7 29.Qc2 Nf5 30.Qc4 Kh8 31.Qc5 Qxc5 32.Rxc5 Ne3 33.Rf2 h6 34.Be4 Rd6 35.Bd3 Ra8 36.Rd2 a5 37.Be4 Ra6 38.Kf2 Kg8 39.Kf3 Kf8 40.h4 a4 41.b4 a3 42.Rd3 Ke7 43.h5 Kd7 44.Bf5 Kc7 45.Re5 Ra4 46.Re7 1-0

Results (Round 5) : (Indians unless specified) :

M R Lalith Babu (4.5) bt Ter-Sahakyan Samvel (Arm) 4, Guramishvili Sopiko (Geo) 3.5 lost to Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (4.5), Mirozev Azer (Aze) 4 drew with V Vishnu Prasanna (4), Loeffler Stefan (Ger) 3.5 lost to Mozharov Mikhail (Rus) 4.5, Popov Ivan (Rus) 4 bt Karthikeyan Murali (3.5), Babujian Levon (Arm) 4 bt Petrosyan Tigran S (Arm) 3, R R Laxman (3.5) drew with Papin Vasily (Rus) 3.5, T U Navin Kanna (3) lost to Drazic Sinisa (Srb) 4, Swapnil S Dhopade (3) lost to Sardana Rishi (Aus) 4, N R Vignesh (3.5) drew with Shardul Gagare (3.5)