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Abhijit draws

Calcutta: GM Abhijit Kunte drew with GM Deepan Chakravarthy of Tamil Nadu on Saturday, to maintain his sole lead, after the fifth round of the 6th Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, here.

Kunte, with 4.5 points, led by half a point over his nearest rivals. Six players are on four points. Kunte, the overnight sole leader, did not take much risk and drew with Chakravarthy in 28 moves of an English Opening game.

Adopting London system, city lad Diptayan Ghosh lost to Abdulla Al-Rakib of Bangladesh.

In a complicated game, Levan Pantsulaia of Georgia prevailed over Arun Prasad in 39 moves. Arun attacked fiercely, but overlooked a series of combinations and exchanges, leading to the loss of his queen for the opponent’s rook.