Young Indian GM Vidit Gujrathi and Filipino GM Oliver Barbosa shared the lead with seven points each at the end of the ninth and penultimate round of the sixth Kolkata Open International Chess here on Wednesday.
Indian GMs B. Adhiban, M.R. Lalith Babu and Abhijit Kunte along with GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh are second with 6.5 points each.
Important results: Ninth round: Oliver Barbosa (Phi) 7 bt Konstantin Landa (Rus) 6; B. Adhiban 6.5 drew with Ziaur Rahman (Ban) 6.5; S.P. Sethuraman 6 lost to Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 7; M.R. Lalith Babu 6.5 drew with Abhijit Kunte 6.5; Nigel Short (Eng) 5.5 drew with Deep Sengupta 5.5;Abdulla Al-Rakib (Ban) 5.5 drew with Sergey Fedorchuk (Ukr) 5.5; S. Arun Prasad 5.5 drew with Mikheil Mchedlishvili (Geo) 5.5;Levan Pantsulaia (Geo) 5 lost to J. Deepan Chakkravarthy 6; Avetik Grigoryan (Arm) 6 bt Diptayan Ghosh 5; Henrik Danielsen (ISL) 5.5 bt P. Karthikeyan 5; Padmini Rout 4.5 lost to G.N Gopal 5.5. — Principal Correspondent