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Dzhumaev beats Safin

LUCKNOW, OCT. 7. Marat Dzhumaev (6.5 points) defeated fellow-Uzbek Grandmaster Shukrat Safin to enjoy a one-point lead in the seventh round of the Piloo Mody international chess tournament here on Thursday.

The results (seventh round): Shukrat Safin (Uzb, 5) lost to Marat Dzhumaev (Uzb, 6.5); Tahir Vakhidov (Uzb, 5) drew with Sriram Jha (5); Prathamesh Mokal (4) lost to Saidali Iuldachev (Uzb, 5.5); S. Kidambi (4.5) drew with Dinesh Kumar Sharma (4.5); Pravin Thipsay (5) bt Himanshu Sharma (4); Deepan Chakkravarthy (5) bt K. Ratnakaran (4); Pavel Kotsur (Kaz, 4.5) bt S. Satyapragyan (3.5); Akshayraj Kore (3.5) lost to R.R. Laxman (4.5); Rahul Shetty (4) drew with Suvrajit Saha (4); Tejas Bakre (4) bt Arghyadip Das (3.5).