A forgettable day for Indians

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

A daunting task faces final Grandmaster norm aspirants Sandipan Chanda and Surya Shekhar Ganguly after they drew their sixth round games against the Latvian duo

A forgettable day for Indians

Pardubice, Czech Republic:

A daunting task faces final Grandmaster norm aspirants Sandipan Chanda and Surya Shekhar Ganguly after they drew their sixth round games against the Latvian duo of GM Daniels Friedman and International Master Arturs Nieksans in the Czech Open Grandmaster chess tournament here today.On what turned out to be a forgettable day for the Indians playing on top boards, GM Vladislav Borovikov, 30, of Ukraine regained sole lead with a remarkable victory over GM Stocek Jiri of Czech Republic from the white side of a queen's Indian defence in 63 moves. Borovikov now has 5.5 points in his kitty and is followed by GMs Hracek Zbynek, Petr Haba, Valery Neverov, Dimitry Jakovenko and Davit Arutunian.A wolf pack of 29 players are in the joint third position including top seed GMs Krishnan Sasikiran, Pentyala Harikrishna, Ganguly and Chanda - all on 4.5 points each.Chanda and Ganguly will have to score at least 2.5 points more from the remaining three rounds for their final GM norms. (PTI)



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