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Lalith Babu has it easy

Lalith Babu has it easy
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Vijayawada-based Grand Master Lalith Babu MR defeated former national champion G Akash while Debashis got better off International Master K Ratnakaran...

New Delhi: Vijayawada-based Grand Master Lalith Babu MR defeated former national champion G Akash while Debashis got better off International Master K Ratnakaran even as second seed and local favourite GM Vaibhav Suri along with International Master S Nitin are leading the table with six points after the end of the seventh round matches of the ongoing Commonwealth Chess championship here on Sunday.

With just two rounds to come in the Rs. 10 lakh championship, national champion Lalith Babu, Sankalp Gupta, Debashis Das, P Karthikeyan and Nubairshah Shaikh share the second spot on five and half points apiece.

In the women sectionTania Sachev now leads the tables. Important Results Round-7 (Indians otherwise specified):

IM Nitin S (6) beat Sankalp Gupta (5.5); GM Deep Sengupta (5) drew with GM Vaibhav Suri (6); GM Lalith Babu MR (5.5) beat IM Akash G (5.5);

GM Deepan Chakkravarthy (5) drew with IM Tania Sachdev (5); GM Debashis Das (5.5) beat IM Ratnakaran K (4.5); GM Praveen Thipsay (5) drew with GM Abhijit Kunte (5); IM Karthik Venkataraman (5) drew with Suyog Wagh (5);

IM Karthikeyan P (5.5) beat IM Kobese Watu of South Africa (4.5); Sammed Jaykumar Shete (4.5) lost to IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh (5.5); Niranjan Navalgund (5) drew with GM S Kidambi (5).

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