Krishnan Sasikiran`s winning run came to an end as he was held to a draw by Wesley So of the Philippines while Parimarjan Negi lost to junior world number one Fabiano Caruana of Italy in AAI Grandmasters Chess.
Grandmaster and national champion Parimarjan Negi crashed through the defenses of Jon Ludvig Hammer of Norway to regain the lead after the end of the eighth and penultimate round of Dubai International open chess tournament.
After ending a disappointing year on a high by winning the National Chess Championship in his third attempt, India`s youngest Arjuna Awardee Parimarjan Negi now aims to break into the 2650 bracket on the FIDE rating list.
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi of PSPB clinched the National title after settling for a quick draw against Grandmaster Tejas Bakre in the final round of the REC National Premier Chess Championship here on Wednesday.
World`s second youngest Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi defeated Grandmaster Arun Prasad in the 12th and penultimate round to extend his sole lead to a full point in the REC National Premier Chess Championship here on Tuesday.