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Rasulov holds Negi

Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi was held to a draw by Vugar Ural Rasulov of Azerbaijan in the second round of the world junior chess championship here. Negi misplayed a better position against Azerbaijani before the game was drawn.

The results involving Indians: Second round: Parimarjan Negi (1.5) drew with Vugar Ural Rasulov (Aze, 1.5); Maxim Matlakov (Rus, 1.5) drew with Swapnil Dhopade (1.5); Debashis Das (1.5) drew with Illya Nyzhnyk (Ukr, 1.5); Tamir Nabaty (Isr, 2) beat Anwesh Upadhyaya (1); M.R. Lalith Babu (1.5) drew with Erik Blomqvist (Swe, 1); Josef Straka (Svk, 1) drew with S P Sethuraman (1); Ashwin Jayaram (1) beat Leopoldo Antonio Aguirre Manzo (Mex, 0); R Arun Karthik (1) beat Ivan Zecevic (Mne, 0); Sagar Shah (1) beat Blazej Kaleta (Pol, 0).

Girls: Katharina Newrkla (Aut, 1) lost to Padmini Rout (2); Anya Corke (Eng, 0.5) lost to B Pratyusha (1.5); Bhakti Kulkarni (1.5) beat Jaqueline Pamplona Correa (Bra, 0.5) . — PTI

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