Korobov stays in lead; Sasikiran beats Gupta : AICF-AAI Cup 2012

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine maintained a slender half point lead drawing with nearest competitor Evgeny Alekseev of Russia in the sixth round of the AICF-AAI Chess Cup 2012 now underway here at AAI officers institute.

On a day when Parimarjan Negi played out a draw with Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland, Krishnan Sasikiran scored his first victory at the expense of out-of-sort Abhijeet Gupta.

With just four rounds remaining in the category-18 six-player double round robin tournament, Korobov remains in front with four points out of a possible six and Alekseev remained on his toes a half point behind. Negi and top seed Wojtaszek share the third spot on three points apiece while Sasikiran, 2.5 points, edged himself ahead of Gupta (2) after an easy victory.

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