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Prasad stays in spotlight

Prasad stays in spotlight
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Prasad Stays in Spotlight, Chess Tournament at KVBR Indoor Stadium. Meanwhile the fourth ever GM from the State, Lalith Babu M R settled for a draw...

Hyderabad: On a day when Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujarathi shared the lead along with three others in Category ‘A’ segment, the rising sensation from Andhra Pradesh, Dhulipala Bala Chandra Prasad was in his elements yet again while holding Grandmaster Deepan Chakkravarthy in the third round of the second edition of Hyderabad International Grandmasters chess tournament at KVBR Indoor Stadium in Yousufguda here on Wednesday.
It has been a remarkable run for Prasad as he had earlier stunned Grandmaster Vishnu Prasanna and later drew Grandmaster Neelotpal Das to maintain a clean slate.
Meanwhile the fourth ever GM from the State, Lalith Babu M R settled for a draw with International Master Swayams Mishra even as IM Shyam Nikil hogged the limelight by holding top seed Ivan Popov of Russia.
GMs Vladislav Borovikov (Ukraine) and Azer Mirzoev of Azerbaijan along with International Master Mikhail Mozharov of Russia are the others in joint lead.
Round 3 results: (India wherever not mentioned): Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (3) bt Sinisa Drazic (2); Swayams Mishra (2.5) drew Lalith Babu M R (2.5); Vladislav Borovikov (3) bt Bahruz Rzayev (2); Merab Gagunashvili (2.5) drew Ramnath Bhuvanesh (2.5); Praveen Kumar C (2.5) drew Greenfeld Alon (2.5); Arun Prasad S (2.5) drew Ravichandran Siddharth (2.5); Prince Bajaj (2) lost to Azer Mirzoev (3); Mikhail Mozharov (3) bt YVK Chakravarthi (2); Ivan Popov (2) drew Shyam Nikil (2); Rolando Nolte (1.5) lost to Levan Pantsulaia (2.5); Himanshu Sharma (1.5) lost to Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (2.5); Raset Ziatdinov (1.5) lost to Tornike Sanikidze (2.5); Sethuraman S P (2.5) bt Karthikeyan P (1.5); Levon Babujian (2) drew P Konguvel (2); Aravindh Chithambaram (2) drew Vasily Papin (2); Aniruddha Deshpande (2) drew Valeriy Neverov (2); Hovik Hayrapetyan (2) drew Ravi Teja S (2); Swapnil Dhopade (2.5) bt Kumaran B (1.5); Shardul Gagare (2.5) bt Pratik Patil (1.5); Vikramjit Singh (1.5) lost to Neelotpal Das (2.5); Dhulipala Bala Chandra Prasad (2) drew Deepan Chakkravarthy (1.5); Deep Sengupta (1.5) drew Ram S Krishnan (1.5); Sameer Kathmale (1.5) drew Marat Dzhumaev (1.5); Jacek Stopa (2) bt Niranjan Navalgund (1); Abhimanyu Puranik (2) bt Vishnu Prasanna (2).
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