Bakre, Chanda clinch victories

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:54 IST

Grandmaster Tejas Bakre scored a resounding victory over International Woman master Eugenia Chasovnikov of Russia.

Bakre, Chanda clinch victories

Pardubice (Czech Republic):

Grandmaster Tejas Bakre scored a resounding victory over International Woman master Eugenia Chasovnikov of Russia in the fourth round on otherwise an average day for Indian contingent in the Czech International Open chess tournament here. On a day when Bakre emerged as the lone Indian to win on higher boards, overnight joint leader International Master S Poobesh Anand came up with another inspired performance to hold higher rated IM Alexei Gavrilov of Russia to take his tally to 3.5 points. Meanwhile, Ukrainian IMs Yuri Vovk and Valery Shalimov emerged as joint leaders in the 332 players event defeating Alexander Zubarev of Ukraine and Konstantin Shanava of Georgia respectively in their fourth round game. While both the leaders have maintained a clean slate thus far in the event, Bakre and Poobesh Anand are part of the next group of 3.5 pointers with 12 others. Five rounds still remain to be played in this USD 10,000 prize money tournament. It turned out to be an average day for the 12-member Indian contingent as only Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda could manage to score the full point apart from Bakre. Having lost the third round game against compatriot IM S Satyaprgyan, Chanda had his task cut out against Martin Rehorek of Czech republic and he executed his plan wisely to notch an easy victory with black pieces. Poobesh Anand's fine run in the event continued as he was able to get a half point against Gavrilov who played black. (PTI)



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