Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta held top seed Grandmaster Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland to an easy draw in the eighth round of AICF-AAI Cup now underway here at AAI institute.
The day did not produce any decisive game like the first round and the lead positions remained unchanged. Anton Korobov survived some anxious moments before signing peace with Krishnan Sasikiran while Parimarjan Negi pressed for sometime before splitting the point with Evgeny Alekseev of Russia.
With just two rounds to come in the category-18 double round robin tournament between six players, Korobov and Alekseev stay ahead of the field with 4.5 points each and they are trailed by Wojtaszek and Sasikiran on four points apiece. Negi and Gupta share the fifth spot another half point adrift.
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