Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta committed a blunder and lost to Romain Edouard from a winning position in the fifth round of the 16th Dubai International Open chess tournament here.

Important results: Round 5: Abhijeet Gupta (4) lost to Romain Edouard (Fra, 4.5); Axel Bachmann (Par, 4) drew with Constantin Lupulescu (Rou, 4); Eduardo Iturrizaga (Ven, 4) drew with Zaven Andriasian (Arm, 4); Andrei Istratescu (Fra, 4) bt Anuar Ismagambetov (Kaz, 3.5); Athanasios Mastrovasilis (Gre, 3) lost to Anton Korobov (Ukr, 4); Vladimir Akopian (Arm, 4) bt Alojzije Jankovic (Cro, 3); Diptayan Ghosh (3.5) drew with Solak Dragan (Tur, 3.5); M. Shyam Sundar (3.5) drew with Mikheil Mchedlishvili (Geo, 3.5); Ashwin Jayaram (3.5) drew with M.R. Lalith Babu (3); Sebastian Bogner (Sui, 4) bt Sahaj Grover (3); Tigran Petrosian (Arm, 3.5) bt S. Ravi Teja (2.5); Abhishek Kelkar (3) drew with Stojanovic (Srb, 2.5); Ziaur Rahman (Ban, 3.5) bt N. Raghavi (2.5); Debashis Das (3.5) bt Prince Bajaj (2.5); Dorsa Derakhshani (IRI, 3) bt Swapnil Dhopade (2); Pratyusha Bodda (2.5) drew with Eduard Kanter (Rus, 2.5); Sayantan Das (3) bt Frederik Fries (Ger, 2); Nimmy George (3) bt C.R.G. Krishna (2); Siva Mahadevan (2.5) drew with Veronika Schneider (Hun, 2); Aniruddha Deshpande (3) bt Alattar Rakan (Jor, 2); Al Yaghshi Hisham (Syr, 2) lost to V. Karthik (3); Harshal Shahi (2) lost to Tabada Jobannie (Phi, 3); Ivana Maria (3) bt Maria Carolina Blanco Acevedo (Ven, 2); Nishant Malhotra (2.5) bt Al-Meghbali Ahmed (UAE, 1.5); Harikrishnan Samyuktha (2.5) bt Moayed Obied (Jor, 1.5); Akshay V. Halagannavar (1) lost to Martin Lokander (Swe, 2).

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