Yerevan (Armenia): WGM Tania Sachdev suffered a defeat at the hands of top seed Hou Yifan of China in the 11th round of the World junior chess championship here at Tigran Petrosian Chess Hall.

Melia Salome of Georgia, who played out a fighting draw with second-seeded Shen Yang of China, regained sole lead on 8 points.

Important results (eleventh round): World Junior: Deepan Chakkravarthy (6) lost to Gomez (Phi, 7); A Grigoryan (Arm, 6.5) bt Abhijeet Gupta (5.5); V Movsisian (Arm, 5) lost to Deep Sengupta (6); Rahul Sangma (5) bt T Vandenbussche (Bel, 4).

Girls: H Yifan (Chn, 6.5) bt Tania Sachdev (7.5); T Abrahamyan (USA, 6.5) lost to M.A Gomes (7.5); Z Jilin (Chn, 7) lost to Eesha Karavade (7.5); E Tairova (Rus, 6) lost to D. Harika (7.5); N Darbinian (Arm, 5) lost to Soumya Swaminathan (6); P. Priya (5) bt A Teodorescu (Rom, 4).

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