NEW DELHI: Sandipan Chanda drew with fellow Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta in 75 moves and shared the lead with two others at 3.5 points after four rounds of the Asian chess championship at Subic, Olongapo City, in the Philippines on Saturday.

The results (fourth round, involving Indians): Open: Abhijeet Gupta (3) drew with Sandipan Chanda (3.5); Dao Thien Hai (Vie, 3) drew with K. Sasikiran (3); Richard Bitoon (Phi, 3) drew with Surya Shekhar Ganguly (3); Parimarjan Negi (2.5) drew with Tu Hoang Thong (3); Deepan Chakkravarthy (2) lost to Hou Yifan (3); D. Harika (2.5) drew with Zhou Weiqi (Chn, 2.5); Jasem Alhuwar (UAE, 2.5) drew with Abhijit Kunte (2.5); Aswin Jayaram (1.5) lost to Anton Filipov (Uzb, 2.5); Vidit Gujarati (1.5) drew with Jia Haoxiang (Chn, 1.5); Aaron Chua (Mas, 1) lost to Akshayraj Kore (2); K. Priyadarshan (1) drew with Alexey Kim (Kor, 1).

Women: Le Thanh Tu (Vie, 3) drew with Swati Ghate (3.5); Tania Sachdev (3) bt Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vie, 2); Kruttika Nadig (2) lost to Ding Yixin (Chn, 3); Nisha Mohota (3) bt Wang Xiaohui (Chn, 2); Hoang Thi Bao Tram (3) bt Subbaraman Meenakshi (2); Nafisa Muminova (Uzb, 2) drew with Eesha Karavade (2).

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