IM Himanshu Sharma beats Armenian GM Gevorg

International Master Himanshu Sharma put up a creditable performance as he beat Armenian Grandmaster Harutjunyan Gevorg to be in joint second place with 6.5 points at the end of eighth round of the 7th Mumbai Mayor`s Cup International Open Chess Tournament here on Sunday.

Top seed Chanda makes winning start

Top seed Sandipan Chanda defeated compatriot Rajesh Kumar Nath while second seed Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belaurs had an easy outing against Pavit Singh.

Aleksej, Ruiyuan lead the pack at Chennai Open chess tourney

Top seed Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus and unseeded Chinese player Yu Ruiyuan shared the lead with 6.5 points at the end of the seventh round of the SDAT-RMK 4th Chennai Open International Grandmasters Chess tournament on Sunday.

Aleksej, Ruiyuan lead the pack at Chennai Open chess tourney

Top seed Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus and untitled Chinese player Yu Ruiyuan shared the lead with 6.5 points