Jamshedpur, Aug. 5: Bihar’s Vipal Subhashi built on his lead to stay on top at the end of Day 5 of All India Open rating Chess Championship at Agrasen Bhavan, Sakchi.
Subhashi, who finished the day with seven points, put it across M.K. Akaguraja of Tamil Nadu to emerge the sole leader after eight rounds
Andhra Pradesh’s Jadda Malleshwara Rao, who led the points table yesterday, slipped to second spot after signing truce with UP’s Abid Ali. He added half a point to his tally.
A group of 14 players, including Jharkhand’s Rahul Shandaliya, finished third with six points each.
Apart from Shandaliya, the other players who stood third were Harish Sharma (Delhi), Y.P. Srivastava (Bihar), Saket Kumar (Bihar), N. Abdul Majeed (Kerala), Chandra Pal (Delhi), Raj Kamal Sandhu (Punjab), Rupesh Kant (MP), Manoj Mishra (MP), Alaguraja and Devendra Kumar (Rajasthan), Ravi Kumar Gautam (UP), K. Venu Madhav (AP) and Vikrant Kakkad (Chandigarh).