IM Harshavardhan beats Utsab in the sharp Najdorf 6.Bg5 variation to take the sole lead after round 7.
IM Neelash Saha suffered a loss against the Iranian FM Hakemi Arman.
In Girl’s section,
WIM Rakshitta beats WFM Mitra of Iran on the top board to get into the joint lead along with Vietnamese WIM Bach
Femil saved her game to a draw against Nurgali in a completely worse position.