Top seed and National champion Abhijeet Gupta defeated C.R.G. Krishna of Andhra Pradesh to become the sole leader with 6.5 points at the end of seventh round in Vizag Steel Vizag GMs international open prize money tournament here on Monday.
Two other GMs Andrey Sumeets of Ukraine and Marat Dhzumaev of Uzbekistan are just half-a-point behind Gupta.
Orissa player Swayams Mishra, surprised Russian GM Mikhail Ulibin of Russia and IM Narayanan Srinath upset GM J. Deepan Chakraborty.
Important results: C.R.G. Krishna (Ind, 5.5) lost to Abhijeet Gupta (Ind, 6.5), Gleizerov Evgeny (Russia, 5.5) drew with Vaibhav Suri (Ind, 5.5), M.R. Venkatesh (Ind, 5) lost to Sumets Andrey (Ukraine, 6), Sahaj Grover (Ind, 5) lost to Dzhumaev Marat(Uzbekistan, 6), Himanshu Sharma (Ind, 4.5) lost to Andriasian Zaven (Armenia, 5.5), Ulibin Mikhail (Rus, 4.5) lost to Swayams Mishra (Ind, 5.5), P.D.S. Girinath (Ind, 4.5) lost to Danielsen Henrik (Iceland, 5.5), S. Arun Prasad (Ind, 5) drew with Ravichandran Siddharth (Ind, 5), J. Deepan Chakravarthy (Ind, 4.5) lost to Narayanan Srinath (Ind, 5.5), M.R. Lalith Babu (Ind, 5) drew with K. Priyadarshan (Ind, 5), M. Shyam Sundar (Ind, 5.5) bt Konguvel Ponnuswamy (Ind, 4.5), Satyapragyan Swayangsu (Ind, 5) drew with Eesha Karavade (Ind, 5), N. Sanjay (Ind, 4.5) lost to Niaz Murshed (Bangladesh, 5.5), S.L. Narayanan (Ind, 4.5) lost to R.R. Laxman (Ind, 5.5), P. Ramakrishna (Ind, 4) lost to Petrosian Tigran L(Armania, 5), V.S. Negi (Ind, 4.5) drew with Bitoon Richard (Philippines, 4.5), S. Kidambi (Ind, 4.5) bt Mohammad Javed (Bangla, 3.5), S. Vijayalakshmi (Ind, 4) drew with Sidhant Mohapatra (Ind, 4), V. Vishnu Prasanna Ind, 4) drew with Mithil Ajgaonkar (Ind, 4), K. Praneet Surya (Ind, 4.5) bt Padmini Rout (Ind, 3.5), Chandika Divyasri (Ind, 4) drew with G.B. Prakash (4), C. Praveen Kumar (Ind, 4) lost to Akshat Chandra (Ind, 5), Atul Dabole (Ind, 4) drew with N. Sudhakar Babu (4) .