Hyderabad: Ukraine’s Adam Tukhaev continued his good form as he jumped to sole lead with eight points after defeating Iran’s Mosadeghpour Masoud at the end of the ninth round in the Hyderabad International Grand Master Tournament at Hotel Marriott on Monday.
GM Adam Tukhaev is closely followed by GM Savchenko Boris, IM Triapishko Alexandr, IM Khusenkhojaev Muhammad, Kaustuv Kundu and Hari Madhavan NB with seven points as the tournament will come to a close on Tuesday.
Results: Round IX: Mosadeghpour Masoud (Iran) 6.5 lost to Tukhaev Adam (Ukraine) 8; Khusenkhojaev Muhammad (Tajikishtan) 7 drew with Hari Madhavan NB (Tamil Nadu) 7; Savchenko Boris (Russia) 7 bt Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri (Andhra Pradesh) 6; Triapishko Alexandr (Russia) 7 btDahale Atul (Maharashtra) 6; Sahoo Utkal Ranjan (Odisha) 6.5 drew with Rathnakaran K (Southern Railway) 6.5; Kaustuv Kundu (West Bengal) 7 bt Vasquez Schroeder Rodrigo (Chile) 5.5; Laxman RR (ICF) 6.5 bt Varun V
(Andhra Pradesh) 5.5; GM Karthikeyan P (ICF) 6.5 bt Patil Pratik (Maharashtra) 5.5; Sammed Jaykumar Shete (Maharashtra) 6.5 bt Surendran N (Tamil Nadu) 5.5; CM Kushagra Mohan (Telangana) 6.5 bt Muthaiah Al (Tamil Nadu) 5.5; Raja Rithvik R (Telangana) 6.5 bt Mohamed Anees M (Tamil Nadu) 5.5; Baivab Mishra (Odisha) 6.5 bt
Bhambure Shantanu (Maharashtra) 5.5; Smirnov Pavel (Russia) 6 bt Raju JK (Telangana) 5; Pranav V (Tamil Nadu) 6 bt Aryamann Sain (West Bengal) 5; Mushini Ajay (Andhra Pradesh) 5 lost to Aaryan Varshney (Delhi) 6; Ziatdinov Raset (USA) 6 bt Komal Srivatsav Sajja (Karnataka) 5; Ramakrishna J (Andhra Bank) 6 bt Karthik Sai Ch
(Telangana) 5; Kabhilan S (Tamil Nadu) 5 lost to Pimpalkhare Vedant (Maharashtra) 6; Barath Kalyan M (Tamil Nadu) 6 bt Potawad Anirudhha (Maharashtra) 5; Sarath Chandra K (Telangana) 5 lost to Kiran Manisha Mohanty (LIC) 6.