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Pranesh lies joint second in Delhi Open chess

Indian teenager M Pranesh scored an upset win over Grand Master Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine to occupy the joint second spot after eighth round of the 18th Delhi Open International Grandmasters here on Tuesday. Pranesh went for a dubious sacrifice which should not have worked with correct play but Tukhaev made a mistake and lost his way and a point. Pranesh is now in joint second spot with 6.5 points and is poised to earn a Grand Master norm. He has already made sure of an International Master norm from the tournament. Pranesh shares the second spot with six others -- Fedorov, GM Abhijeet Gupta, GM Diptayan Ghosh, Jose Eduardo Martinez of Peru, Kirill Stupak of Belarus and Nodirbek Yakubboev of Uzbekistan. Belarus Aleksej Aleksandrov maintained his slender half point lead after settling for a quick draw with compatriot Alexei Fedorov. Aleksandrov just repeated moves very early and the draw was signed within a few minutes into the game. Among other Indians, Abhijeet Gupta scored a fine ...

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