Chennai girl Woman FIDE Master J Saranya held Grandmaster Yuri Solodovnichenko of Ukraine to a draw in the second round of the 10th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2018 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at The Vijay Park Hotel, Chennai here today.
On the leader-board with 2/2 score were top seed GM Timur Gareyev of USA who defeated Maharashtra girl Mrudul Dehenkar and Tiviakov who scored over P Bala Kannamma. Sharing the lead with the top seeds were GMs Tukhaev Adam, Vitaly Sivuk (both Ukraine), Tran Tuan Minh (Vie), Marat Dzhumaev (Uzb), Pruijssers Roeland (Ned), Horvath Adam, Czebe Attila (both Hungary), Deepan Chakkravarthy and R R Laxman (both India) among others.
This 266 player, ten round Swiss tournament concludes on 25th January, 2018.
Important Results (Round 2) (Indians unless specified) Gareyev Timur (USA) 2 bt Mrudul Dehankar (1), Tiviakov Sergei (Ned) 2 bt Bala Kannamma P (1), Saranya J (1.5) drew with Solodovnichenko Yuri (Ukr) 2, Tukhaev Adam (Ukr) 2 bt Tarini Goyal (1), Thanki Hemal Karsanji (1) lost to Sivuk Vitaly (Ukr) 2, Manu David Suthandram R (1) lost to Tran Tuan Minh (2), Pruijssers Roeland (Ned) 2 bt Chaithanyaa K G (1), Mythireyan P (1.5) drew with Karthikeyan P (1.5), Nguyen Phuoc Tam (Vie) 1 lost to Horvath Adam (Hun) 2, Karthik Venkataraman (2) bt Rajarishi Karthi (1), Balkishan A (1) lost to Deepan Chakkravarthy J (2)