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Grand Swiss chess | Adhiban joint eighth

Anand registers second win

B. Adhiban returned to winning ways by beating England’s David Howell and moved to the joint eighth place, with Magnus Carlsen among others, after five rounds of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss here on Monday.

Adhiban now has 3.5 points, half a point behind the leaders’ pack of seven players headed by World No. 2. Fabiano Caruana.

Viswanathan Anand, too, continued on the road to recovery with a second win and reached three points.

Raunak impresses again

Youngster Raunak Sadhani impressed again, maintaining his unbeaten run after his fifth draw against a Grandmaster.

Young GM Abhimanyu Puranik defeated former World junior champion Ahmed Adly to reach three points.

Important results (fifth round): Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 3.5) bt Surya Shekhar Ganguly (2.5); P. Hari Krishna (3) drew with Alexey Sarana (Rus, 3); Vidit Gujrathi (3) drew with Robert Hovhannisyan (Arm, 3); B. Adhiban (3.5) bt David Howell (Eng, 2.5); K. Sasikiran (3) drew with Aleksandr (Rus, 3); Raunak Sadhwani (3) drew with Pavel Eljanov (Ukr, 3); Axel Bachmann (Par, 2) lost to Viswanathan Anand (3).

Gata Kamsky (USA, 2.5) drew with S.P. Sethuraman (2.5); Samuel Sevian (USA, 2.5) drew with S.L. Narayanan (2.5); Ahmed Adly (Egy, 2) lost to Abhimanyu Puranik (3); Ferenc Berkes (Hun, 2.5) bt D. Gukesh (1.5).

Kacper Piorun (Pol, 2) drew with D. Harika (2); Soumya Swaminathan (1.5) drew with Evgeny Alekseev (Rus, 2.5); Nihal Sarin (2.5) bt Anna Zatonskih (USA, 1.5) Prithu Gupta (2) bt David Gavrillescu (Rou, 1).

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