Arun Prasad in joint lead

Grandmaster S Arun Prasad crashed through the defenses of Yuri Solodovnichenko of Ukraine to emerge as joint leader on 6.5 points after the end of the 8th and penultimate round of Grand Europe Golden Sands chess tournament here.

Gujrathi holds Hracek, but slips to fourth spot

Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi managed to secure a draw against overnight joint leader Zybnyk Hracek of Czech Republic in the seventh round but dropped to the fourth position at the Grand Europe Golden Sands Chess Tournament here.

Kulkarni holds Gupta in Grand Europe Golden Sands

Woman Grandmaster Bhakti Kulkarni got off to a flying start holding seventh seed compatriot Abhijeet Gupta to a hard-fought draw in the first round of Grand Europe Golden Sands chess tournament that got underway here on Tuesday.

Abhijeet Gupta hopes to make amends

Keen to put behind the disappointment of Albena, Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta will be looking to make amends when he begin his campaign at the Grand Europe Golden Sands Chess tournament here.