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Ganguly takes lead

Sports Reporter

KOLKATA: National champion and Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly of Indian Oil, with an all-win record, took sole lead after six rounds of action of the second day of the Tata Steel all-India rapid chess tournament here on Saturday.

Ganguly beat two GMs Dibyendu Barua and Sandipan Chanda, to tally six points and emerge the favourite ahead of the last three rounds of play on Sunday. Important results (after six rounds): Surya Sekhar Ganguly 6 bt Sandipan Chanda 5; B.S. Shivanandan 5 drew with Abhijit Kunte5; Deepan Chakraborty 5.5 bt Nilotpal Das 4.5; Rahul Shetty 4 lost to S. Kidambi 5; Shomak Palit 4.5 drew with Dibyendu Baua 4.5; M.R. Venkatesh 5 bt Shankar Roy 4; Arghyadip Das 4 lost to Pradip Ghosh 5; S.K. Sinha 4.5 drew with Lanka Ravi 4.5; Suvrajit Saha 4 lost to Nikhilesh Kumar 5; Saptarshi Roy 5 bt Harish Saharma 4; C.S. Gokhale 5 bt Shantu Mondal 4; Anirban Guha Roy 4.5 drew with S. Satyapragyan 4.5; Nisha Mohta 4 drew with Joydip Dutta 4.

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