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Gukesh holds Rahman, shares lead @ IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Junior Chess 2016

Gukesh holds Rahman, shares lead @ IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Junior Chess 2016

Gukesh holds Rahman, shares lead @ IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Junior Chess 2016
By R.R.Vasudevan

FIDE Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman (4.5) shed a draw, sharing the lead after the fifth round of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Junior Chess Tournament 2016 held at Mount Litera School International, Bandra (East), Mumbai here today.

Talented Chennai boy Gukesh D, was alert on opportunity, as he claimed a three fold repetition to snatch the first half point from the top seed. The closed Sicilian game saw neither willing to take risk, intent to keep themselves on top of the leader-board.

Sharing the lead at 4.5 points were Mohammad Fahad Rahman (Ban), Gukesh D, Aditya Mittal, Mendonca Leon Luke, B Sriram among others.

The game of the day award – ChessBase gift voucher – for the previous round went to Nagpur boy Sadhwani Raunak for his precise methodical win against Abhinessh S. This nine round Swiss tournament has a total prize money of Rs 750000  with the winner getting richer by Rs 150000, the highest in the world for a Junior event.

IIFL Wealth Mumbai Junior Results (Round 5) (Indians unless specified) D Gukesh (4.5) drew with Mohammad Fahad Rahman (4.5), Adarsh Tripathi (4) lost to Aditya Mittal (4.5), Neel Shintre (3.5) lost to Mendonca Leon Luke (4.5), B Sriram (4.5) bt Alok Sinha (3), Rahul Rahat Mhatre (4) bt P Yutesh (3), Aan Sikka (4) bt Kadakia Veer (3), Chhabra Aakash (3.5) drew with Adane Narayani (3.5)