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Sreeshwan and Divya stay on recovery course with contrasting wins

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Praggnanandhaa involved in a draw for a second time

Ranking favourites M. Sreeshwan and Divya Deshmukh continued their act of redemption with a second successive win in their respective under-14 sections of the World Youth chess championship here. Looking to make amends for the fourth round defeat, the two scored contrasting victories on Sunday to keep alive chances of living up to their top billing.

Sreeshwan punished China’s Sun Jiajun for a late miscalculation in 34 moves. Much later, Divya ended the resistance of Kazakh Liya Kurmangaliyeva in 53 moves.

In under-18, second seed R. Praggnanandhaa (five points) was involved in a draw for a second time after facing fellow leader and third seed Iran’s Aryan Gholami for 39 moves. Top seed Shant Sargsyan moved to 4.5 points after beating Kazakh Ramazan Zhalmakhanov.

Important sixth-round results:

Boys: Under-18: Aryan Gholami (Iri, 5) drew with R. Praggnanandhaa (5); Valentin Buckels (Ger, 4.5) drew with P. Iniyan (4.5); Viktor Gazik (Svk, 4) drew with Aditya Mittal (4.5).

Ramazan Zhalmakhanov (Kaz, 3.5) lost to Shant Sargsyan (Arm, 4.5); Wang Shixu (Chn, 4) drew with Arjun Kalyan (3.5); R. K. Srihari (3.5) lost to Mitrabha Guha (4.5).

Under-16: Rudik Makarian (Rus, 5.5) bt Arash Daghli (Iri, 4.5); Stefan Pogosyan (Rus, 4.5) drew with Aronyak Ghosh (4.5); Emirhan Tarlabasi (Tur, 3.5) lost to Kushagra Mohan (4.5); Moksh Doshi (4.5) bt Gabriele Lumachi (Ita, 3.5);

Under-14: Aditya Samant (4.5) lost to Aydin Suleymanli (Aze, 5.5); V. Pranav (4.5) drew with Pranav Anand (4.5); Sun Jiajun (Chn, 4) lost to M. Sreeshwan (5); L. R. Srihari (5) bt Alex Kolay (4); Aaryan Varshney (4) lost to R. Abhinandhan (5).

Girls: Under-18: Viktoria Radeva (Bul, 4) lost to Polina Shuvalova (Rus, 5); Vantika Agarwal (4.5) bt A. Harshini (3.5); Aashna Makhija (4) drew with Alexandra Obolentaseva (Rus, 4).

Under-16: Nazerke Nurgali (Kaz, 5) drew with Anousha Mahdian (Iri, 5); Viktoriya Loskutova (Rus, 4) lost to Leya Garifullina (Rus, 5.5); B. Mounika Akshaya (4.5) drew with Alessia-Mihaela Ciolocu (Rou, 4.5); Mehendi Sil (4.5) drew with Saina Salonika (4.5).

Under-14: Rakshitta Ravi (5) drew with Eline Roebers (Ned, 5); Anna Lhotska (Cze, 4) lost to Ekaterina Nasyrova (Rus, 5).

V. Sarayu (4) lost to Dhyana Patel (5); Liya Kurmangaliyeva (Kaz, 3.5) lost to Divya Deshmukh (4.5); Martyna Wikar (Pol, 4) drew with Bhagyashree Patil (4).

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