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Erigaisi emerges sole leader in Tata Steel Chess India

With six points and barring Aronian (5.5), the 18-year-old Grandmaster enjoys one-point or more than a point lead over all his rivals
Arjun Erigisi during the seventh round of the rapid competition of the Tata Steel Chess 2021 on Friday.

Our Bureau   |   Calcutta   |   Published 21.11.21, 02:48 AM

Arjun Erigaisi has half-a-point lead over Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian after nine rounds of blitz on the penultimate day of the Tata Steel Chess India at the National Library on Saturday. Erigaisi had won the rapid event on Friday.

Erigaisi has six points and barring Aronian (5.5), the 18-year-old Grandmaster enjoys one-point or more than a point lead over all his rivals.

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In the last round, four of the five games produced decisive results as the only draw was between Erigaisi and Le Quang Liem. The youngster had the active pieces in an equal endgame, but it wasn’t enough to force a win.

Armenian GM Aronian and Nihal Sarin ended the day on a high with back-to-back wins in the last two rounds. While Nihal got the better

of Sam Shankland and Parham Maghsoodloo, Aronian edged past Vidit Gujrathi and Harika Dronavalli.



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