Bangladesh GM Enamul Hossain continued to lead the table after drawing with Petrosian Davit in the ninth round of the Vizag GMs international open chess tournament at the Port indoor stadim on Thursday.
Hossain, with 7.5 points, was followed by five players just half-a-point behind.
The results (ninth round): Petrosian Davit (7) drew with Enamul Hossain (7.5); Andrei Deviatkin (7) drew with B. Adhiban (7); Harutjuyan Gevorg (6) lost to Martyn Kravtsiv (7); Andrey Vovk (7) bt Murshed Niaz (6); Deepan Chakkravarthy (6) lost to Diptayan Ghosh (7); Abdulla Al-Rakib (6) lost to G.A. Stany (7); Aleksej Aleksandrov (6.5) bt P. Karthikeyan (5.5); Shardul Gagare (6) drew with Ziaur Rehaman (6); Suvrajit Saha (6) drew with Alexander Fominyh (6); Saidali Iuldachev (5.5) lost to Swayams Mishra (6.5); Gusain Himal (5.5) lost to Rolando Nolte (6.5); Minhazuddin Ahmed (6) drew with Chandra Akshat (6); Deepak Katiyar ((5.5) lost to M.R. Lalith Babu (6); R.R. Laxman (6) bt Utkal Ranjan Sahoo (5); Abhishek Kelkar (6) bt Abu Sudian Shakil (5); Arjun Tiwari (5.5) drew with Ziatdinov Raset (5.5); Ramnath Bhuvanesh (5.5) drew with K.S. Raghunandan (5.5); Himanshu Sharma (5) lost to J. Ramakrishna (6); G.B. Joshi (5.5) drew with Rahul Sangma (5.5).