Swapnil Dhopade in joint lead at Chennai Grandmaster Chess
Swapnil Dhopade in joint lead at Chennai Grandmaster Chess

GM norm holder Swapnil Dhopade shared the lead with GM Mozharov Mikhail of Russia with 5.5 points after the sixth round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium here on Friday.

GM norms for Dhopade, Mhamal; Venkatesh remains in lead

Swapnil Dhopade and Anurag Mhamal achieved their maiden GM norms, while M R Venkatesh remained on pole position with one point lead after round nine of the National Premier Chess Championship.