Mumbai: Top seeded GM Rustom Kasimzanov of Uzbekistan and Vietnamese GM Nguyen Anh Dung shared the lead with six points each after the seventh round of the Commonwealth chess championship here Thursday.
GM Koneru Humpy (3) went down to Union Bank trainee Vikramaditya Kamble (4). However, her younger sister Chandra Howsa, making her debut at the international level, shocked IWM Bhagyashree Thipsay.
GM Dibyendu Barua’s (5.5) attacking win over Ukrainian Grandmaster Ruslan Pogorelov (4.5) warmed the hearts of Indian chess followers.
Sandipan Chanda drew with Surya Sekhar Ganguly.