Gibraltar: Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda lost his way and went down to Turkish GM Mikhail Gurevich in the seventh round of Gibtele.com Masters chess tournament here at Caleta hotel.
As a result, Chanda remained on 4.5 points after his seven games in the event while former World junior champion Kiril Georgiev of Bulgaria emerged as the sole leader on six points.
Important results (seventh round, Indians unless specified):
Kiril Georgiev (Bul, 6) bt Viktor Bologan (Mda, 5); Zoltan Gyimesi (Hun, 5.5) bt Jonathan Speelman (Eng, 5); Vladimir Akopian (Arm, 5.5) bt Peter Wells (Eng, 4.5); Mikhail Kobalia (Rus, 4.5) lost to Sergey Volkov (Rus, 5.5); Mikhail Gurevich (Tur, 5.5) bt Sandipan Chanda (4.5); Mohamad Al Sayed (Qat, 5) drew with Mohamad Al Modiahki (Qat, 5); Arizmendi Martinez (Esp, 5.5) bt Anton Aaberg (Swe, 4.5); Nigel Short (Eng, 5) bt Zhu Chen (Chn, 4); Pontus Carlsson (Swe, 4) lost to Alexander Areshchenko (Ukr, 5); Tejas Bakre (4.5) drew with Zahar Efimenko (Ukr, 4.5); Emil Sutovsky (Isr, 5) bt John Shaw (Sco, 4); Viktor Korchnoi (Sui, 4.5) drew with Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan (Geo, 4.5); Abhijit Kunte (5) bt Gerard Welling (Ned, 4); Gary Quillan (Eng, 4.5) drew with S. Kidambi (Ind, 4.5); Surya Shekhar Ganguly (4.5) bt Nisha Mohota (3.5); Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury (4) drew with Yannick Pelletier (Sui, 4); Milos Pavlovic (Scg, 4.5) bt Kruttika Nadig (3.5); Watu Kobese (RSA, 4.5) bt Mary Ann Gomes (3.5); Swati Ghate (4) bt Mehdi Mohamed (Mar, 3); Nimmy George (3) lost to Jaime Montalvan (Esp, 4); Abdelaziz Fellous (Mar, 3) lost to Anupama Gokhale (4); Peter Straub (Ger, 2.5) lost to Bhagyashree Thipsay (3.5). PTI